The delegates of the Virus Bulletin conference in Vancouver may be having a restful weekend after the closing address on Friday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean their cybercriminal counterparts have also been taking it easy.
Take for example, this survey scam which is spreading rapidly across Facebook – posing as 4000 free points for the Xbox 360 games system.
Free 4000 Xbox Live Points
Limited time promotion, get yours now!
You should remember, of course, that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
In this case, if you click on the link you are taken to a webpage hosted on blogpost.com which asks you to follow some “easy steps” to get your 4000 Xbox Live Points.
Firstly, they ask you to “Like” their page. Then they insist that you share an advert with your online Facebook friends about the free Xbox Live Points they claim they are handing out.
Worryingly, many people seem only too keen to do this…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.