Watch out for messages like the following which are popping up on Facebook:
Omg Miley Cyrus sex tape http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=[LINK]
They are, in fact, leading users to a phishing website which hopes that you’ll be so excited about the prospect of seeing a sex tape of the Hannah Montana singing sensation that you won’t notice that you’re being asked to log in to a rudimentary fake copy of Facebook’s front page:
We all like to think that we’re too smart to fall for a trick like this, but the truth is that you only need to be careless once for the hackers to be successful.
Identity thieves are keen to gain control of your social networking accounts – as they can use them to steal information about you, trick others into scams, and spread spam and malware campaigns from your account.
At least some of the messages appear to be being published from legitimate…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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