Zodiac sign survey scam spreading virally on Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A scam has spread far and wide across Facebook this weekend, posted on many users’ Facebook pages claiming that they have discovered that their zodiac sign has changed.

Messages include:

The Zodiac Signs changed in 2011.
I was a [ZODIAC SIGN] now I’m a [ZODIAC SIGN]

Find out your new zodiac sign @ [LINK]

and

OMG They changed the Zodiac Signs !!
I’m now a [ZODIAC SIGN].. (was a [ZODIAC SIGN] before!)
To find yours, use [LINK]

If you make the mistake of clicking on the link shared from your friend’s Facebook account, then you are taken to an interim page showing the signs of the zodiac floating in outer space. The page is designed to intrigue you into clicking further to discover your “new zodiac sign”.

The webpage reads:

New Zodiac Signs

Because of the new Astrological Era begun in 2011 the zodiac signs have changed! Find out your new zodiac…

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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