Leaked video of Casey Anthony confessing? Facebook scam spreads quickly

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s yet another weekend of fast-spreading scams on Facebook, with this time the promise of a leaked video of Casey Anthony confessing to her lawyer.

BREAKING NEWS – Leaked Video of Casey Anthony CONFESSING to Lawyer!
[LINK] Click To See – She can’t be re-tried, double jeopordy.. OJ all over again!

Casey Anthony was found not guilty earlier this month of murdering her two year old daughter, in a case which has gripped America.

With such huge media interest in the case and its outcome, scammers have leapt upon the opportunity to take advantage for their own financial ends.

If you make the mistake of clicking on the links spreading across Facebook, you will be taken to an all-too-familiar sight:

“Jaa”, as regular readers of Naked Security know, is Finnish for “Share”. The scammers want you to help them spread the link far and…

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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