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'10 Things Adults Never Tell Their Kids' Facebook scam

'10 Things Adults Never Tell Their Kids' Facebook scam

With it being a long holiday weekend in North America there are probably plenty of people who will be spending some extra time on Facebook, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the scammers will be up there taking Read more…

Facebook's response to iPhone scam hack just raises more questions

Facebook's response to iPhone scam hack just raises more questions

Updated Facebook's security team has posted a message on the walls of users who were hit by cybercriminals promoting a free iPhone scam earlier this week. Although the notice from Facebook reassures customers that their account security was not compromised, Read more…

I Don't Care button spam on Facebook

I Don't Care button spam on Facebook

It's possible that some of you are finding the seemingly endless wave of spammed-out scams on Facebook rather predictable. Clearly they must be working for the bad guys, though. Otherwise, why would they be putting effort into creating new variants Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg spots friend's Facebook account is hacked

Mark Zuckerberg spots friend's Facebook account is hacked

Early on Monday I blogged about the iPhone and iPad tester scams which had been affecting many Facebook users' accounts, posting images on their walls in an attempt to direct the unwary into the arms of the scammers. It appears Read more…

Fake TweetDeck update preys on Twitter users

Fake TweetDeck update preys on Twitter users

It was a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK meaning that we had the pleasure of a longer break than normal, with Monday not being a normal working day. But it appears that at least one bunch of criminals Read more…

Shocking hidden message on Coca-Cola logo, and other Facebook scams

Shocking hidden message on Coca-Cola logo, and other Facebook scams

Once the bad guys have tricked you into adding a rogue application to your Facebook account, don't be surprised if they use it to spread more of their scams. Here's an account which suddenly started advertising a scam page, even Read more…

iPad and iPhone 4 tester scams hit Facebook

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Can you really get a free iPad 3G or iPhone 4 by signing up just to be a tester? It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? And it is. But, like me, you may have seen users on Read more…

Girl who had sex with 5000 men exploited by sleazy Facebook scammers

Girl who had sex with 5000 men exploited by sleazy Facebook scammers

The story of a British woman who claims to have slept with 5000 men over the course of the last nine years, has been exploited by Facebook scammers.

'I will never text again after seeing this' Facebook survey scam

'I will never text again after seeing this' Facebook scam

A Facebook scam about "never texting again" is spreading across the social network, tricking users into sharing similar messages with their friends.

New Gifts For You virus warning spreads on Facebook

New Gifts For You virus warning spreads on Facebook

Many Facebook messages are spreading a warning to each other about a "virus" which is said to be spreading via the social networking system. A typical message reads: THERE IS A VIRUS GOING THROUGH OUR COMMENTS. IT WILL START SENDING Read more…

I Can Stalk U site exposes danger of sharing photos online

I Can Stalk U site exposes danger of sharing photos online

Plenty of people are familiar with the dangers which can be associated with sharing your location online - whether it be by Twitter updates ("I'm at Heathrow airport, Terminal 3, waiting to go on two week's holiday.."), Foursquare ("I just Read more…

English football sex cheat photos snare unwary Facebook users

English football sex cheat photos snare unwary Facebook users

The British tabloid media have been getting their own back on England's international football team after a dismal performance in the World Cup, with many recently focusing on the troubled relationship between English striker fiance Peter Crouch and his glamorous Read more…

Pamela Anderson, KFC, teacher beatings and toxic Canadians: Welcome to viral Facebook

Pamela Anderson, KFC, teacher beatings and toxic Canadians: Welcome to viral Facebook

Regular readers of the Clu-blog are well acquainted by now with the concept of viral scams on Facebook which trick users into "liking" or "sharing" messages with their online friends in order to drive more traffic to a page - Read more…

Educating the masses about internet security

Guest blog: Educating the masses about internet security

Chris Pace from Sophos's sales engineering department has sneaked his way onto my blog to mention a couple of free tools we've made available to help educate your workforce about online security threats. Tell us all about it Chris.. Have Read more…

Justin Bieber giving away free concert tickets? Facebook scam spreads virally

Justin Bieber giving away free concert tickets? Facebook scam spreads virally

Is Justin Bieber really giving away free concert tickets? Facebook scammers would certainly like you to think so.

Axl Rose's Twitter account gets hacked

Axl Rose's Twitter account gets hacked

A spokesman for the Guns N' Roses rock group has confirmed that lead singer Axl Rose's Twitter account has been hacked, and that their European tour is proceeding. Headbangers were alarmed on Sunday to see a message on frontman Axl Read more…

Facebook Dislike button scam spreads virally

Facebook Dislike button scam spreads virally

Have you seen a message like this on Facebook? I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!! If so, don't click on the link. It's the latest survey scam spreading virally Read more…

Justin Bieber trying to flirt? Another Facebook rogue application

Justin Bieber trying to flirt? Another Facebook rogue application

My fellow blogger Chet Wisniewski wrote overnight about a rogue Facebook app that claims to show a video of a girlfriend and boyfriend being hit by a car as they are kissing, and now we're seeing widespread status updates from Read more…

Student attacked his teacher and nearly killed him? OMG! It's another Facebook scam

Student attacked his teacher and nearly killed him? OMG! It's another Facebook scam

Over the last few weeks we've seen more and more scams spreading virally across Facebook, tricking users into clicking on links and approving rogue applications. We've seen anacondas coughing up hippos, the world's worst McDonald's customer, and even the lure Read more…

Anaconda coughs up a hippo? It's a Facebook scam spreading virally

Anaconda coughs up a hippo? It's a Facebook scam spreading virally

Yet another rogue Facebook application is spreading its tentacles rapidly across the social networking system, posting messages from users' compromised accounts claiming to be a link to a video of an anaconda coughing up an entire hippo. A quick search Read more…