Ex-girlfriend sex videos, browser plugins and Facebook survey scams

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Scammers are up to their old tricks on Facebook, tricking users into visiting revenue-generating survey scam websites by appearing to offer sex videos.

Using a thumbnail which suggests a link to a sex video, messages posted on compromised Facebook users’ walls attempt to lure their unsuspecting Facebook friends into clicking to see more.

And if the use of a saucy snapshot of a naked man and woman in an intimate pose wasn’t enough, the messages also include a variety of names (obscured in the images below) – presumably these are the names of the afflicted users’ Facebook friends.

<Video> WOW.. watch what Happened to his Ex Girlfriend!!
<LINK>
Omg. I cant believe this actually happened to his Ex-Girlfreind!

Another version reads:

OMG. watch what happened to his Ex-Girlfriend!
<LINK>
<Video> Wow. I cant believe this actually happened to his Ex-Girlfreind!

If you are…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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