Finally got that iPad? Facebook users hit by ‘via mobile web’ spam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

We’re seeing a growing number of Facebook accounts that appear to have been compromised by spammers, with messages posted claiming that the user has received a free Apple iPad.

Messages include:

Finally got my iPad from that site!
5 days ago I signed up at [LINK] as a tester and today I got my iPad. All you need to do is to tell them your opinion about iPad and you can keep it forever. You should hurry since i highly doubt this is gonna last forever.

or

I finally got that ipad I ordered at [LINK] as a product reviewer and today received it in my mailbox. All you need to do is tell the site your opinion about ipad and then u can keep it forever. You should be quick because I doubt this will last forever.

As the world is widely anticipating that Apple will announce the iPad 2 in San Francisco today, it’s likely that there are plenty of people who would be interested in testing the popular tablet…

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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