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admin2 On January - 30 - 2013

Two top social media sites, Twitter and Facebook, were exploited in one of last year’s top scams.

The victims get a Direct Message from a friend on Twitter notifying them about a video of them on Facebook. The message would say something like, “ROFL they was taping you” or “What RU doing in this FB vid?” This is an attempt to make the victims panic and click on the link to find out if there is something embarrassing or mortifying about them on the Internet.

When the victims click on the link to see what the embarrassing video could possibly be, they get an error message that says they need to update Flash or other video player.

The file is not a new version of Flash; it’s a virus or malware that can steal confidential information from their computer or smart phone.

Twitter recommends victims report such spam, reset their passwords and revoke connections to third-party applications.

Categories: Scams

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