In case anyone was in any doubt, hackers are using Facebook to spread spam and dangerous links to malicious websites.
We’ve discussed the threat before, but it is worth reiterating. And for me it was highlighted in a very personal way this week.
How? Well, a couple of days ago I received a group email at my personal Facebook account from an old acquaintance, cc’ing various other people.
Here’s a screenshot of what I saw. I’ve hidden some of the details to protect the innocent.
If you were tempted to click on the link you would be taken – after a couple of script redirections – to an all-too-familiar fake video page, pretending to be YouTube and offering a “secret video”. To view the video, the webpage tells you, you have to download a file called flash_update.exe which Sophos detects as the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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