Student attacked his teacher and nearly killed him? OMG! It’s another Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen more and more scams spreading virally across Facebook, tricking users into clicking on links and approving rogue applications. We’ve seen anacondas coughing up hippos, the world’s worst McDonald’s customer, and even the lure of hidden messages in Toy Story 3 being used as clickbait by recent outbreaks.

Here’s one of the latest examples, where Facebook users are unknowingly spreading messages that say:

This student attacked his teacher and nearly killed him. OMG You all have to see this!

Clicking on the link takes you to a rogue application, designed to post the link…

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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