‘Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!’ Wardrobe malfunction video used in Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I must admit I had never heard of Marika Fruscio, when this scam spreading on Facebook was first brought to my attention.

But a quick check on Wikipedia revealed that she is a model and Italian TV hostess, whose biggest contribution to popular culture is that she had something of a wardrobe malfunction on live TV during a soccer show called “Diretta Stadio”.

Clearly, the spammers behind the latest scam spreading quickly across Facebook were better acquainted with Miss Fruscio than me. I think perhaps I would like to keep it that way.

Here’s the message that is appearing on many people’s Facebook newsfeeds:

Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!
[LINK] Lol Checkout this video its very embracing moment for her

I suspect they meant “embarrassing” rather than “embracing”, but spelling has rarely been scammers’ strong point.

And it doesn’t seem to matter if you recognise Marika Fruscio or not. I suspect she isn’t known…

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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