CyberThreats Daily: Before you click it, check it on Facecrooks!

Every single day new scams appear on walls of our Facebook friends. “See who’s viewing your profile?”, “Watch this video, you won’t believe it!”, “OMG! See what this celebrity did!”, these and other scams are revealed every day on Facecrooks.

Now they are present on Facebook as well. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Facecrooks, “Like” them and do yourself a favour by checking with them if the link you’re about to click is safe or not.

Here are some recent scams they’ve reported on:

LOL !! Me cant believe that you can see who is viewing your profile!…

Here the scammers want you to copy and paste code directly into your address bar. Never, ever copy and paste code directly into your browser. You bypass security controls built into your web browser, and you totally expose your computer to the code creators. Details here.

See how your baby will look like

Clicking “Show Me” kicks off a series of instructions that is designed to copy and paste malicious code into the users browser. The scammers are little crafty on this one. They ask the user to click: CTRL C (to copy the highlighted code), then ALT D (this puts the cursor in the browser bar), the next command is CTRL V (this pastes the code into the browser window) and finally ENTER. Completing these actions will post the spam message to your wall and load a survey scam. Read more.

OOOMMMMGG…Facebook Deleting all Profiles at MAY 5th which are not verified

If you did make the mistake of pasting the code into your browser, you are now spamming your friends with the scammer’s message. You should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the scam. More here.


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