Scumbags posts links on Facebook that can lead to malware infected websites, phishing forms, identity theft, financial losses, or worse. One hopes that all Facebook users have been warned about this by now, but how many have seen what these scams look like in action? When security experts advise "Do not click" with respect to the latest scam spotted on Facebook, why exactly do they say that?
I decided to provide an illustrated answer using an example discovered by my colleague, David Harley, who wrote about a Facebook video teaser on this blog a few days ago. In my video below I show you what happens if you do proceed to click on this particular scam, a distasteful piece of deception that may come at you as an item posted by someone you like.
Author Stephen Cobb, ESET