Did you tag in this video? It’s a viral Face book scam

Face book users have been hit by one more fast-spreading scam today, pretend to be a link to a You Tube video that they have been tagged in. The scam messages use potential victims’ first names, claiming that they have been tagged in the “You Tube” video.

Phrases used in the attack include:

  • YO [name] why are you tagged in this video
  • WT F!! [Name] why are you tagged in this video
  • Hey [name] i can’t believe you’re tagged in this video
  • Hey [name] you look so stupid in this video
  • Omg! [Name] why are you tagged in this vid
  • OMG [name] why are you in this video

Each “video” has a haphazard number of view and like, but the span of the movie forever appears to be 2:34. Eagle-eyed Face book users might appreciate astonishing is awry when they see that the links refer to “YouTube” somewhat than the rather more accurate “YouTube”.

 

But if you do make the error of clicking on the video thumbnail you will be in use to a webpage which try to trick you into cutting-and-pasting a malicious JavaScript code into your browser’s address bar (this appears to be one of the scammers’ preferred method of assault at the moment). You have to grant, it’s a cunning piece of social engineering by the bad guys. Wouldn’t you want to see a video that your Face book friends say you have been tagged in?

If you’re a regular user of Face book, make sure you join the Sophos page on Face book to be kept informed of the latest security threats.

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