Malware attacks on Facebook

Facebook Scam – I just hate RIHANNA

 March 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There is nothing new about the fact that scam artists are once again using a celebrity’s name to spread their spam on Facebook. This time it’s Rihanna whose name is embroiled in the scam. This spam message, “OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video” followed by a...

Hijacking Facebook Credentials by Ramnit

 January 30, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...

Beware of Free Facebook Mugs Scam

 January 20, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The ‘Free Facebook Mug Scam’ is somewhat different from the previous Facebook scams that we have seen. Similar to the previous scams, it redirects the users to complete online surveys. In addition to this, it steals the user’s Facebook email ID and it also installs a malicious browser plugin. So...

New Facebook spam video – “Yeah! it happens on live television”

 December 16, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new spam is spreading on Facebook which is similar to the previously seen Marika Fruscio scam. The new spam is using the same image for the video which was used earlier. The re-appearance of such a scam indicates that the scammers are using the same old trick but with...

Facebook Scam – “Lost all respect for Soulja boy after watching him beat up his girl”

 December 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There is a new scam spreading around in Facebook which claims to show a video of an American Rapper, DeAndre Cortez, better known by his stage name ‘Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em’, or simply ‘Soulja Boy’. Cortez is an American rapper, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and Internet personality. The scam spreads...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

Facebook Scam – Play Mario Kart Game

 November 3, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new Facebook Scam – “Play Mario Kart Game”, tries to deceive a viewer that anyone can play the Mario Kart game on Facebook. The scam says – “Play Mario Kart on Facebook with your Friends! Join the multiplayer mayhem NOW! Click here to play”. When a viewer clicks the...

Steve Jobs’ death – Facebook Scam

 October 10, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Facebook scammers are once again exploiting a celebrity’s death. Former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs’ death news is the target just like many before him. Only a few hours after his death a Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Steve Jobs” is said to have gone up, with text claiming that 50 free...

“This Girl Killed Herself After Dad Posted This on her Wall” – Facebook SCAM!

 September 26, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Recently we found this scam saying: “Tragic…this girl killed herself because of what her dad posted on her wall… how sad and wrong” It was posted via “My Best Stalkers” which seems to be some kind of facebook application. Furthermore, it uses a fake BBC video player to trick Facebook...

Facebook Scam – Man in wheelchair falls down

 September 19, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Once again Facebook scammers are trying to generate user curiosity by claiming to display a rare and shocking video – “Man in wheelchair falls down the elevator shaft”. Just like in previous Facebook scams, clicking on the link will take you to a genuine looking Facebook page which claims to...