Monday, June 6, 2011

Facebook Malware Attacks Both Macs and PC's


A few weeks ago in May, I discussed the beginning of the end with Apple finally getting malware. Now that the floodgates have opened, now both operating systems are getting attacked together.

What's the new attack? It consists of a video.

oh shit, one more really freaky video o_O
IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn Exclusive Rape Video - Black lady under attack!

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape scandal. Mother of Alleged Rape Victim: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Did Not Want To Be President of France
- ABC News

Unless you've really been paying attention, the head of the IMF seems to have gotten himself into a bit of trouble: the old dog sexually assaulted a hotel maid. He has since tendered his resignation and is stepping down.

What does this have to do with an attack? Well, there's a Facebook attack that's promising actual raw video of the sexual assault in progress.

Of course, this is just a bogus link to a malware site. don't "Like" it or click it. Once you do, you'll automatically "Like" it and it will use your Facebook account to spread it to all of your friends, making you kind of a dick to your friends.

But that's not all of the story...now it's morphed into another attack.

Hit the jump for more...

one more stolen home porn video ;) Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere
Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!
rihanna.newtubes.in
Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!! Private Lesbian HOT Sex Tape stolen from home archive of Rihanna!
This new attack is similar...okay, it's the exact same attack, they just changed it a little.

Now, instead of footage of a sexual crime taking place, it's footage of a consensual sexual encounter. It's a sex tape between R&B singer Rihanna and actress Hayden Panettiere.

Again: DON'T CLICK ON IT!

Once you do, you'll automatically "Like" it and it will use your Facebook account to spread it to all of your friends, making you kind of a dick to your friends.

Instead, immediately tell your friend, whoever it is, that they've been hacked. They should follow these steps in fixing the problem:
  1. Immediately "unlike" the page:
    Go to the top-right corner Account Privacy Settings
    Apps and Websites (lower left corner) Edit Your Settings
    Apps You Use sectionClick "Edit Settings" Delete Page
  2. Put out a status, telling all of your friends that you've been hacked and to ignore and remove the posts about either the rape or the sex tape (or both).
  3. Remove all posts on your wall related to either, or both, pages.



What will happen if you click on these links?

Well, this is just the same scareware attack that has you downloading MAC Defender, which is just malware that you don't need. So avoid it by not clicking on the link.

So if you click it on a Mac, you're gonna get the MAC Defender scareware. If you click it in Windows, the page you're linked to will try to infect you with a Trojan horse virus.

Do yourself a favor and just steer clear of both of these attacks.

story via The Huffington Post
extra details via Naked Security
pic via This Week In Geek

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