Shocking real crimes on Google Streets? No, it’s another viral Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Once again a viral scam is spreading rapidly across Facebook, posting messages on users’ profiles in an attempt to trick the unwary into installing a rogue application.

Here’s a video where I demonstrate the attack:

Many Facebook accounts are currently posting messages saying:

OMG! Shocking Real Crimes caught live on Google Streets. This is SO Unbelievable and you have got to see it! hxxp://tiny.cc/urztb

At first glance you may believe that your friend genuinely thinks that you will be interested in viewing what’s at the end of that link, but the fact of…

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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