Naughty Camera Prank virus hits Facebook users

Graham Cluley

Reports are coming in that a new attack is spreading virally across Facebook disguised as a video – the third Saturday in a row that the social network has been assaulted in this fashion.

The attacks come in the form of a message, sent by a rogue Facebook application (using names such as HD Media, Xziox FLV) saying:

<name> this is without a doubt the most hilarious video ever. LOL!
Naughty Camera Prank! [HQ]
Length: 3:17

Facebook users are urged not to click on the videos, as it could lead to you installing adware detected by Sophos as FLVDirect Installer, and forwarding the attack to your other Facebook friends.

Some users have reported being taken to a fake Facebook login page, which attempts to steal their usernames and passwords. Others have also reported being sent…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.