Primary I would like to make bigger our sympathy to the people of Oslo after the tragic bombing in their city. We desire you well in your rescue efforts and hope you are able to apprehend those accountable for this attack.
Unluckily in hours of the bombing Facebook scammers have latched on to the news and are annoying to take advantage of the Facebook community’s interest in learning the details of what happen.
The message spreading across thousands of people’s walls on Facebook reads: “[URL] [Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast! [Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!”.
Users tempt to click on the scam link will be redirect offsite to a page that appear to be on Facebook with a fake YouTube video player. The screen is grayed out waiting you agree to get survey to prove you are 18 years of age and click “Jaa“.
Fortunately Sophos customers are protected against this scam, and the hosts involved have been blocked since May 2011. Pro-active protection is key to a good defense.
If someone is tempted to fill out the survey they are presented with an IQ test. Upon conclusion they are asked to enter their mobile phone number and will be charged two dollars per trivia question SMS’d to them four times per week.