Facebook scam: Dad catches daughter stripping on webcam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

How low is a Facebook scammer prepared to go? Here’s a pretty sick rogue application that we’ve seen affecting some users of the world’s most popular social network, leading to the all too familiar money-making survey scam at the end.

OMG she is so busted!! Dad catches Daughter on Webcam! [LINK]

Hmm. It would be nice to think that no-one would be interested in clicking on a link like that. But human nature being what it is, some folks (guys in particular I would guess) might be tempted to find out more and find they aren’t able to show some restraint.

So, what does happen if you click on the link?

First thing you’ll see is this splash screen (I’ve used some pixelation to protect the innocent):

If you are still tempted to click further, you’ll be asked by a rogue Facebook application to grant permission for it to be able to post to your wall.

By the way, it’s not just your personal Facebook page that the app will be able to post…

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.

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