Day: July 3, 2011

Ex girlfriend Facebook scams use shocking imagery, but spread quickly

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It’s turning into quite a bad weekend for Facebook with chain lettersphishing attacks and now the promise of hardcore videos being used to spread scams virally across the social network.

The following messages are currently appearing very rapidly. We’ve had to obscure the thumbnails as many people will find them disturbing.

Ex girlfriend video scams on Facebook

Here’s what the messages typically say:

[Video] - This is what Happend to his Ex GirlFriend!
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Play Video! She could not walk properly for days!

and

Look what he did after her Ex girlfriend posted on his wall
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lol What true pain both are having at this moment.?

Of course, there are people out there who find such links too tempting to resist. Here’s what they’ll see when they click on the link.

Ex girlfriend video scams on Facebook

It’s the latest in a series of Facebook scams which ask you to click on the word “Jaa”.

The victims probably don’t realise that “Jaa” is Finnish for “Share”, and they’re helping the scam spread to their online Facebook friends. Typically such scams end up with you being taken to an online survey that will earn the scammer money.

Can I respectfully suggest that if you keep falling for scams like this, you try and get your kicks elsewhere on the internet? There’s plenty of photos and videos of naked ladies out on the web which you can peruse at your leisure, without the risk of flooding the newsfeeds of your Facebook friends.

I’ve informed Facebook Security about this latest fast-spreading family of scams. Let’s hope they can take swift and decisive action so their users are no longer at risk.

If you got hit by this scam, make sure you have removed the entries from your news feed (to stop them being shared amongst your friends) and check your profile has not any unwanted “Likes” under your “Likes and interests”.

If you use Facebook and want to get an early warning about the latest attacks, you should join the Sophos Facebook page where we have a thriving community of over 90,000 people.

Apple database hacked with SQL injection by Anonymous

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Anonymous hackers announce on twitter that Apple can be there next target. They expose one SQL vulnerability on Apple domain with One table “Users” data.

Vulnerable Link : http://abs.apple.com:8080/ssurvey/survey?id=

Exposure Link : http://pastebin.com/tkmZDG9m

These all hacks now consider under Operation Antisec by Anonymous and Lulzsec Members.

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Texting Teens: Typing Replaces Talking [INFOGRAPHIC]

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After a close encounter with a texting teen at a busy intersection recently, we wondered: Has texting taken over as the primary form of communication for today’s teens?

We found our answer with this Infographic from Lab 42, which polled 500 social-networking Americans aged 13 to 21.

The headline stat: 71% of the respondents preferred texting to phone calling. But we have our doubts about that self-reported 2% who admit texting while driving, a suspiciously low number.

An additional statistic not included here: An infographic we created last year showed that adults 18 and older text an average of 10 texts per day, and guys 14 to 17 text 30 times per day — but girls 14 to 17 are the biggest texters of all, sending an average of 100 per day.

In some surveys, the overall number is even higher. For instance, according to MSN Money, each American teen sends an average of 3,339 texts per month.

Given the tremendous volume of texting going on, we’re hoping the parents paying for all this ponied up for an unlimited plan. Beyond teen texting, we’re certain we text a lot more than phone calling these days, too. How about you?

 

 

 

Infographic courtesy Lab 42

Free Tube Hub hot sexy girls links spread on Facebook : Scam [be aware]

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Beware the black booty!

There’s a huge trend right now for scams to spread across Facebook, using various alluring topics to get you to click.

Ask yourself this. Would you be in the market for a website which offers daily updated awesome movies of the hottest sexy girls?

If so, you’re a prime candidate to fall for the latest scam spreading rapidly across Facebook using an image of a woman with a large bottom and a minuscule bikini.

Free Tube Hub

Damn, just found new tube site - a lot of awesome movies there!

Free Tube Hub - Your Daily Source of Updated Tube Movies!
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Fine tube hub is the awesome collection of best tube videos, free movies and streaming Clips. Our hub brings free full length videos with most hottest sexy girls :P

Here’s another version of the same scam:

Free Tube hub scam

Yep! The new HD Tube site - a lot of awesome movies there! Want to recommend it to all my friends :P

Don’t make the mistake of clicking before you think, or you could be helping this one spread across the social network.

This attack is spreading very rapidly right now – so think with your brains, not with the contents of your trousers.

And if you did fall for the attack, make sure to clean it off your wall before you pass it onto your other Facebook friends. Use this as a lesson for the future.

If you’re on Facebook and want to learn more about spam, malware, scams and other threats, you should join the Sophos Facebook page where we have a thriving community of over 90,000 people.

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