Don’t be tempted to check out your friends in the buff. A Facebook virus is currently doing the rounds promising videos of your naked mates.
ANOTHER day, another online scam you should be aware of.
This time, internet security company Bitdefender has identified a virus preying on the carnal temptations of Facebook users by sending messages promising to have a naked video of their friends.
Those who can’t resist and click to have a peek will be redirected to a fake YouTube website where a Trojan is deployed and malware installed on your machine with the intent to not only spread the virus but also compromise your private data.
To make the scam more credible, cyber-criminals also increased the number of views of the adult video and included “age-restricted” subtitles based on “Community Guidelines.” The date is also adjusted to imply real-time content.
Scammers have made this fake YouTube site look real enough to fool.
If you have ashamedly clicked on the link you’re not alone as more than two million users have allegedly done the same. The virus hit Australia shortly after its debut and has since seen more than 2000 people infected according to research released by Bitdefender Labs.
To avoid being infected dodge clicking on any messages titled in the following way:
“[user's name] private video”
“[user's name] naked video”
“XXX private video”
Yaaaaa not only does Facebook tell you how many friends you have (90% of them being strangers) now you can see them naked! Don’t want to get infected by this or thousands of other facebook scams then Quit Facebook
We know, you would if you could, you would actually like to, you have actually been thinking about it but……….. which is so sad. But you can do it, life will not end. How do we know? Because tens of thousands have done it already and yes they are still around but now more alive then they have been for years. It’s something to do with PHYSICAL social contact. You could have this too. But to really experience it you have to Quit Facebook first.