The Pink Facebook rogue application and survey scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There’s just no pleasing Facebook users.

They complain when Facebook decides to change the look of the social network (think, Timeline), and then they want to make pointless cosmetic changes of their own – such as changing Facebook from its traditional blue to a garish pink.

That’s the lure being used by some Facebook scams actively spreading across the system right now:

AWESOME!!!
HELLO PINK FACEBOOK!!! and Goodbye BLUE FACEBook!
Switch Your Facebook to 5 Different colors and themes here:
<LINK>

or

AWESOME!
HELLO Pink FACEBOOK!!!
I am able to select from 5 different color themes and change the old blue Facebook! Choose yours now –>
<LINK>

If you visit one of the links purporting to give you access to a different Facebook colour…

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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