The survey scammers just won’t stop, will they?
Here’s the latest one that some Facebook users have fallen for, believing that a friend is sharing with them a video of pop star Miley Cyrus taking drugs. The surfeit of scams involving Miley Cyrus is making me believe that for cybercriminals she’s the new Paris Hilton (who was, herself, the new Britney Spears).
Firstly, you see a message posted by one of your Facebook friends, looking something like this:
The messages are usually a variant of:
OMG Miley Cyrus is caught smoking a BONG on video [LINK]
If you do click on the link you are taken to a webpage which works hard to make you believe that you are going to see some sensational video footage of Miley Cyrus doing something that she probably shouldn’t be doing..
Venturing further is where the problems really begin, as you’ll be asked to give permission for a rogue application – written by a third party that you don’t know from Adam – to…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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