Facebook’s hot body dance videos lead to malware

Maybe when you received the email you didn’t think it was suspicious, or even if you did maybe you thought it was worth the risk.

Subject: Facebook message: Cute Girl Top Model Dancing

Message body: News from Facebook – Facebook Hot Body Dance Video Competition! Today: “Girls in beautiful black underwear dancing in the pub, showing off perfect bodies. Unbelievable Final!”

Of course, the spammed-out emails aren’t really from Facebook – and if you look carefully at the URL you are about to click on you would realise that it was taking you to a third-party website instead of the social networking site.

But I suspect that there’s a good proportion of people who would click on the link, and this is what they would see.

Well, that’s not quite what you see. I’ve edited the image a little in case anyone is feeling a little bit squeamish.

The website is pretending to be Facebook and it shows a preview frame from a sexy dance…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.