Posted by pratyushkp
The scam messages use potential victims’ first names, claiming that they have been tagged in the “Youtube” video.
Phrases used in the attack include:
YO [name] why are you tagged in this video
WTF!! [name] why are you tagged in this video
hey [name] i cant believe youre tagged in this video
hey [name] you look so stupid in this video
omg! [name] why are you tagged in this vid
OMG [name] why are you in this video
Each “video” has a random number of views and likes, but the length of the movie always appears to be 2:34. Eagle-eyed Facebook users might realise something is awry when they see that the links refer to “Youtube” rather than the rather more accurate “YouTube”.
You have to concede, it’s a cunning piece of social engineering by the bad guys. Wouldn’t you want to see a video that your Facebook friends say you have been tagged in?
If you’re a regular user of Facebook, make sure you join the Sophos page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security threats.
Source :- http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com
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Posted by pratyushkp
Another day, another Facebook profile scam.
Clicking the event’s “I’m Attending” button–don’t!–will likely push the scam to your friends’ news feeds.
In addition, an equally unsafe how-to video on getting free Facebook credits is embedded at the bottom of the phony page.
These kinds of Facebook scams surface frequently, sometimes as fake apps, other times as spammy Wall posts or instant messages. As usual, you should be wary of any Facebook event, app or message that promises to reveal who is looking at your profile.
Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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