Shocking video of a girl attacked by a shark? OMG – it’s a colourful clickjack attack

Hot on the heels of other recent scams spreading virally across Facebook, we’re now seeing another – this time posing as a link to an alleged shocking video of a girl being attacked by a shark.

Thousands of messages have been posted by Facebook users reading:

OMG The Most Shocking Video Caught On Camera Girl Being Attacked By A Shark

If you click on the link you are taken to a Facebook page which fools you into believing you are about to watch a video. All you need to do (they say) is click on the red button and the…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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