Players of the online game Farm Town are being warned to be on their guard for malicious adverts that display fake security warnings in an attempt to dupe unsuspecting users into installing malicious code or handing over their credit card details.
SlashKey, the developers of the game which has over 9.6 million monthly active users on Facebook, has posted a warning on its forum advising players to be wary of warnings that suddenly pop-up telling them that their computer is infected:
If you suddenly get a warning that your computer is infected with viruses and you MUST run this scan now, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK, CLOSE THE WINDOW IMMEDIATELY. You should then run a full scan with your antivirus program to ensure that any stray parts of this malware are caught and quarantined.
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