Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Facebook users, both male and female, are finding that they have been tagged in a photo of a young woman dressed as a bunnygirl.

But this isn’t an early homage to the Easter Bunny, this is an attempt to get unsuspecting Facebook users to click on a scam link offering to reveal who has been stalking them on the social network.

And in a change from their normal tactics, scammers are exploiting Facebook’s loosely-controlled photo tagging capability to get their messages in front of as many people as possible.

Your first encounter with this scam is likely to be when you log into Facebook one morning, and discover that one of your friends appears to have tagged you in a photograph. Imagine your surprise when you discover it’s not you at all, but a photograph of a woman dressed as a Playboy bunnygirl waitress.

Furthermore, you may see that your Facebook friend has also tagged other contacts of theirs as being the bunnygirl as well.

There clearly aren’t that many people in that…

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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