Rihanna sex video trap used by Facebook scammers.. again

Filed Under: Celebrities, Facebook, Featured, Nude Celebrities, Social networks, Spam

RihannaYou would think that if there had been a widespread scam on Facebook two months ago, that it wouldn't be capable of spreading using identical wording now, wouldn't you?

Sadly, it seems the answer is "no".

Messages about a supposedly sleazy sex video of pop songstress Rihanna are being spread on Facebook right now, complete with a lurid hardcore photo.

(I've fuzzed out the various parts of the screenshot below to protect the innocent)

OMG I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video

OMG I Just Hate RIHANNA After Watching This Video
[LINK]
you will lost your all respect for RIHANNA after watching this

Sound familiar? It should do. After all, we saw a near identical attack in March.

Visitors are duped into sharing the links with their Facebook friends (believing that they will then be able to watch the x-rated video). In this way, the scam can spread quickly across the network.

The point of fast-spreading scams like this is usually to earn commission for the people who initially set them up - generally by driving traffic to online surveys.

If you were fooled into participating in this scam remove the message from your newsfeed, and delete any messages you may have inadvertently shared with your friends. That way at least you are no longer spreading it with your online chums. You can also report the link as spam - hopefully if enough people do it, Facebook will begin to stop the scam from spreading.

Make sure that you keep informed about the latest scams spreading fast across Facebook and other internet attacks. Join the Sophos page on Facebook, where over 180,000 people regularly share information on threats and discuss the latest security news.

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4 Responses to Rihanna sex video trap used by Facebook scammers.. again

  1. Sophos iS Down · 803 days ago

    It's not just you! http://sophos.com looks down from here. http://www.isup.me/sophos.com
    18:07

    What the.. Sophos is down? WHY?

    • Apologies to those who are finding it hard to access the main Sophos website. Looks like it's a DNS issue, rather than something malicious. It's being investigated by our IT team

  2. ellen · 779 days ago

    i always recieve scam photos here at my facebook...so sad cuz even kids have a facebook account so this is not good for the kids....

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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Send Graham an email, subscribe to his updates on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and App.net, and circle him on Google Plus for regular updates.