It’s a case of beware of the dancing girls. According to security company Websense, malware attacks posing as Facebook messages are circulating. They look like e-mails claiming to be personal messages on Facebook with headlines such as ‘dancing girl drunk in the pub’ and ‘super beautiful girl dancing.’
The mail includes a link which appears to be a Facebook page. However, users are redirected to a spoof site. When the video begins to load, it attempts to down load "Adobe_Player11," which is actually an executable file that infects the computer with malware.
Webesense believes the file allows remote access to the machine.
Using Facebook as a lure has become more popular among hackers recently, and that’s not surprising, giving the ubiquity of the social networking site.
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