Friday, August 26, 2011

Beware of New Facebook scam 'Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room' - bogus BBC News page

It seems like the suspicious death of singer Amy Winehouse has sparked spammers new method to spill-out malwares in social networking sites. The latest spam spreading on world's largest social networking site Facebook claimed that the 'Mother Monster' Lady Gaga was found dead.
The spam message that reads, "BREAKING: Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room. This is the most awful day in US history,' tempts users to click on the link found in their Facebook accounts, But, by clicking on the link a bogus BBC News page takes place.

The fake BBC News page offers a video player with 'Play' button. While clicking the play button it asks users to 'Like' the page.

The security firm Sophos said that it was a click-jacking scam and may steal personal details from your Facebook account.

Security experts asked users to be very vigilant while dealing with these types of spams. We ask you not to click on these links and for sure, Lady Gaga is not dead.

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