Latest Facebook Viral Spam Attack
Last day I observed that there is a very viral SPAM attack on Facebook users and this one seems to be different, unique and real. I will share the details of this attack so that you could keep a tab on this and not fall for this one.
How this SPAM attack could trap you
One fine day you would receive a message saying something like “WTF you should untag yourself in this video” claiming that you are tagged in the linking video embedded from YouTube. It looks so very real that it could tempt you to click on the YouTube video like Image or SWF file that will lead you to another spam page.
How does this work
Firstly you receive this message because one of your contact fell prey to this spam attack and clicked on the link after being fooled. You will receive a message saying you have been tagged in the Facebook video file. Once you click on the YouTube video screenshot, it works as a script approval hyperlink cloaked under it and sends the same message to your contacts as well.
Different Variants of this Facebook Spam Attack
- OMG name you should untag yourself in this vid
- WTF name you should untag yourself in this vid
- ROTFL name what are you doing in this vid
- Yo name why are you tagged in this vid
- WTF name you look so stupid in this vid
- hey name why are you in this vid
- WTF name what are you doing in this vid
The above are few variants of messages that you might receive claiming to have you tagged on the video, Stay aware that this could be potential spam.
Few best practices that could keep your social media account secure are:
- Avoid adding unknown people to your contact list.
- Have secure profile settings and do not expose more than required information.
- Do not approve or authorize Facebook application requests that you are not sure of.
- Never open suspicious messages and take action without being sure.
- Stay update about the latest Social Media attacks.
- Report any URL or Application as “Spam” to Facebook support.
Enjoy the great benefits of Social media and simultaneous be responsible while using your personal accounts as the impact on compromising your private information could be huge. Always Stay informed about the Latest Facebook Viral Spam Attack