Red Arrow crashes during air show – a cold-hearted Facebook clickjacking scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Scammers on Facebook have once again proven themselves to be cold-hearted opportunists, unafraid to take advantage of personal tragedies for their own financial ends.

In the latest scam seen surfacing on the social network, innocent users are being tricked into believing that they will see a video of a crash at an air show which resulted in the death of a British pilot.

Flt Lt Jon Egging was killed during an RAF Red Arrows display at the Bournemouth Air Festival this weekend.

The news of the death touched many people who are fans of the world famous Red Arrows, and over 170,000 people have joined a Facebook group in Jon Egging’s memory.

Although the public’s generosity and compassion must be a comfort to Flight Lt Egging’s widow, it’s unlikely that she would find much…

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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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