IMF boss rape video? Mac malware spreads via Facebook links

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Mac OS X malware is being spread by sick messages spreading virally across Facebook, claiming to be a video of controversial IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The fake anti-virus attack first appears in your timeline as a message apparently posted by one of your friends.

oh shit, one more really freaky video O_O

IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn Exclusive Rape Video – Black lady under attack!
[LINK] IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape scandal. Mother of Alleged Rape Victim: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Did Not Want To Be President of France – ABC News

(I have obscured the image used in the message in case it causes offence).

The message’s text refers to the news story of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is facing charges in New York over charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid.

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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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