Charlie Sheen has NOT been found dead in his house, despite what Facebook clickjackers say

Charlie Sheen has NOT been found dead in his house, despite what Facebook clickjackers say

A number of Naked Security readers have been in touch with us, regarding messages they have seen on Facebook claiming to link to a grotesque video of Charlie Sheen being found dead at his house, following a cardiac arrest.

Exclusive Video: Charlie Sheen found Dead at his House!

Exclusive Video: Charlie Sheen found Dead at his House!
Breaking News: Developing Story Charlie Sheen Dies from Cardiac Arrest and taken away in Ambulance!

RIP! Charlie Sheen found Dead at his House!

RIP! Charlie Sheen found Dead at his House!
Breaking News: Developing Story Charlie Sheen Dies from Cardiac Arrest and taken away in Ambulance!

The links are pointing to a FbVideo or FouTube clickjacking page, designed to lure ghoulish voyeurs into taking an online survey.

FouTube Charlie Sheen video page

The modus operandi is frankly identical to other scams we have seen in the last few days involving Sheen, Christina Aguilera and Emma Watson.

NoScriptA browser plugin like NoScript can prevent the clickjacking from taking place, but if you’re not running something like that or not protected with software like Sophos then you may be unaware that you have reached a clickjacking page.

You would think that Charlie Sheen would have enough problems, without also having to contend with scammers spreading messages via Facebook that he has died. You can only imagine how his concerned family must feel if they see messages on social networks suggesting that the troubled TV and movie star has died.

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