The sexiest video ever? Facebook users hit by Candid Camera Prank attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Leanne, a member of the Sophos fan page over on Facebook, contacted me earlier today to ask about videos being posted automatically on users’ profiles entitled “the sexiest video ever”.

A little digging discovered that thousands of Facebook users have woken up to discover messages posted on their walls, seemingly by their Facebook friends.

The messages read:

<name>, this is without doubt the sexiest video ever! :P :P :P

accompanied by what appears to be a video with the title “Candid Camera Prank [HQ]”. The message has what appears to be a movie thumbnail of a woman on a bicycle wearing a short skirt, and the video’s length is given as 3:17.

Now, maybe you’re in the habit of sharing and receiving videos like this with your online chums. I can certainly imagine a lot of blokes in particular might be tempted to play 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.