Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday February 04, 2012

Facebook Malware Scam Takes Hold

The Facebook scam of the day has been gaining traction across the social network. A link is making its way around the pages that refers to CNN coverage of the US attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia. After they follow the link, the follow the numbers scam predictably happens and the uninformed get sucked it as usual. At the time of this story, the scam had already duped 60k Facebook users. Baa Baa Baa big grin

Within three hours of the scam's appearance, more than 60,000 users had followed a link to the spoofed CNN page, according to Sophos Senior Security Advisor Chester Wisniewski. Facebook removed that link, but others are still being shared.