Shocking hidden message on Coca-Cola logo, and other Facebook scams

Graham Cluley

Once the bad guys have tricked you into adding a rogue application to your Facebook account, don’t be surprised if they use it to spread more of their scams.

Here’s an account which suddenly started advertising a scam page, even though its user hadn’t logged in for some time. In other words, they hadn’t been socially engineered or clickjacked into posting this message:

The SHOCKING hidden message on Coca-Cola logo!
I cant BELIEVE this

Some other versions give the so-called hidden message a devilish spin:

SHOCKING SATANIC Message In The Coca Cola Logo

If you see one of your Facebook friends post a message like this, and click on the link you’ll be walking into a trap yourself and could soon be spreading the dodgy links to your online pals as well.

And it’s not just hidden messages in Coca-Cola logos. The same Facebook users are being used to spreading messages about…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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