Facebook Fan Check Virus scare leads to malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Beware of Googling (or indeed Yahooing or Binging or using any other internet search engine) for information about something called “Facebook Fan Check Virus”, as you’re likely to end up on a website hosting malicious code.

Watch this YouTube video for an explanation.

The phrase “Facebook Fan Check Virus” is currently a hot trending topic on Google, with many net users searching for information.

However, hackers have set up websites pretending to be about the “Facebook Fan Check Virus”, but which really host fake anti-virus software which display bogus warnings about the security of your computer in an attempt to…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.