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Articles tagged with: sophos

Facebook Scam: Photographer Committed Suicide After Shooting Video

If you use Facebook, you might already be aware of the new scam going around that attempts to get you to click through it. The ad reads something like “Photographer committed SUICIDE 3 days after shooting THIS video!” and is followed by a link.

Of course, you can guess where the link leads to- a message that says “This really must have been an awkward moment” followed by a Share link that is written in the Finnish language.

‘McDonalds’ Virus On The Loose, Not Stomach Related

Researchers at SophosLabs have recently detected a malicious e-mail that has been spammed all over the globe, offering computer users of a coupon for a free McDonalds product.

The “From” address designates [email protected] and the author is “Your McDonalds.” The author’s ‘name’ should be the first clue of legitimacy but if that doesn’t warn you, the strange English should drop a few clues, along with the inappropriately placed exclamation marks.

Malicious Tweet Masked As Lady Gaga Video

If you enjoy the social platform, Twitter, be on the lookout if you choose to use the application today. The anti-virus platform, Sophos has warned that users have been receiving fake invites tempting Lady Gaga fans to have a look at a “banned video.” Users who follow the link will be pointed to a fake YouTube spoof page that will ask for all their twitter details. Those who proceed will have their tweets controller by Spanish-speaking scammers, as reported by a number of victims.