Updated Hundreds of thousands of people have so far clicked on a link sent by a rogue Facebook application, which tempts users into giving the application access to their Facebook profile in exchange for seeing a “shocking video” of what is alleged to be a teacher physically assaulting a boy.
A quick search on Facebook reveals thousands of users are promoting the link on their newsfeeds, encouraging their friends and acquaintances to also add the application:
A typical message reads:
I am shocked!!! The teacher nearly killed this boy: http://bit.ly/aWeBMl – Worldwide scandal!
Clicking on the bit.ly link redirects Facebook users to a page promoting a Facebook application called “Teacher nearly kills a 13 year old boy. SHOCKING!”, which offers what appears to be a video thumbnail of the attack and the encouragement to “Click here, then ALLOW, to see the shocking video”.
However, if you are tempted to follow the on-screen…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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