I find it truly strange that when Internet users are told NOT to do something, the result is that they DO. Such is the success (short lived) of the 20,000 scam pages that have been designed to attract (mainly) male users to malware injection sites.
“Facebook users are being warned not to click on a link that looks like a video of a woman taking her clothes off on a webcam, as it could lead to them downloading a virus that will steal their personal data.
Online security firm Bitdefender issued the warning about the malware, which it believes was developed in Albania.
The link is designed to look like a YouTube video, but when clicked, leads them to sites that try to install the malicious software under the guise of an update to Adobe’s Flash software.
“Scammers have created over 20,000 unique URLs that redirect victims to malicious websites and a fake alluring YouTube video, showing a woman taking her clothes off on a webcam,” said Bitdefender’s chief security strategist Catalin Cosoi.
“The video seems to actually play for a couple of seconds to entice male users to click. Malware writers faked the number of views so the video seems to have been watched by over a million users.” ”
Thanks to Technology | theguardian.com