Rihanna sex video trap used by Facebook scammers.. again

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

You would think that if there had been a widespread scam on Facebook two months ago, that it wouldn’t be capable of spreading using identical wording now, wouldn’t you?

Sadly, it seems the answer is “no”.

Messages about a supposedly sleazy sex video of pop songstress Rihanna are being spread on Facebook right now, complete with a lurid hardcore photo.

(I’ve fuzzed out the various parts of the screenshot below to protect the innocent)

OMG I Just Hate RIHANNA After Watching This Video
[LINK] you will lost your all respect for RIHANNA after watching this

Sound familiar? It should do. After all, we saw a near identical attack in March.

Visitors are duped into sharing the links with their Facebook friends (believing that they will then be able to watch the x-rated video). In this way, the scam can spread quickly across the network.

The…

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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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