Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere sex video spreads Mac malware on Facebook

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

Hot on the heels of an earlier Mac malware attack spreading via Facebook links, we are seeing another attempt to infect Mac users on the social network - with what claims to be a sex video of celebrities Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere.

If you see messages like the following on Facebook, please do not click on the links.

Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

one more stolen home porn video ;) Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere

Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!

Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere !!! Private Lesbian HOT Sex Tape stolen from home archive of Rihanna!

For those who don't follow such things, Hayden Panettiere played the part of the cheerleader in the sci-fi TV show "Heroes", and Rihanna is a pop star famous for her umbrella-ella-ella.

Not that you'll get to see much evidence of that if you click on the link as - on Apple Macs at least - you may find yourself ending up on a webpage which tries to infect you with malware in the form of a fake anti-virus attack.

Fake anti-virus attack on Mac

Has a private lesbian hot sex tape really been stolen from the home archive of Rihanna? Personally I think it's unlikely, but it's surprising what people will believe these days (and indeed, what celebrities will get up to) so it's no wonder that some folks might click on the link.

SophosLabs is adding detection for the various components of this Mac malware attack as OSX/FakeAV-DWK, OSX/FakeAV-DWN, OSX/FakeAvDl-A and OSX/FakeAVZp-C. Users of Sophos products, including the free Mac anti-virus for home users, will be automatically updated.

If you're on Facebook and want to learn more about spam, malware, scams and other threats, you should join the Sophos Facebook page where we have a thriving community of over 80,000 people.

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9 Responses to Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere sex video spreads Mac malware on Facebook

  1. erthwjim · 1424 days ago

    I think it's best you investigate what is important first, does this video really exist somewhere on the interwebz?

    • Shame on you Earthworm Jim!

      I could go looking, but I'm sure no good would come of it...

      Although actually, maybe it would be a great way to find even more malware.

      • Bryan · 1423 days ago

        In the event that you find it, please provide the linky, K?

  2. Both a lesson - Yes, there are free sex videos on the Internet - and a clue: They're not on Facebook.

  3. markidgconnect · 1423 days ago

    I only have four words for anyone who got a virus via this: Gullible and wishful thinking.

  4. Nigel Straightgrain · 1423 days ago

    This part of the article says it all:
    "Has a private lesbian hot sex tape really been stolen from the home archive of Rihanna? Personally I think it's unlikely, but it's surprising what people will believe these days..."

    The key words are "private" and "stolen". IF the tape exists, and IF it were private, and IF it were stolen, the question is, "Why would anyone with any integrity even want to view such a tape?"

    The answer, of course, is that many people have little or no integrity. They treat others and their property in a way they would NOT want themselves and their own property to be treated. Essentially, they are hypocrites with criminal minds, which makes them easy targets for other criminals, who understand that psychology very well.

    The truth is that a stolen video of the private sex lives of other people is nobody's business except the rightful owners. It seems to me that malware attacks are, in essence, a just reward for people who are inclined to stick their noses in other people's business.

    • nicolasconnault · 1357 days ago

      100% agree with you. Isn't it sad that Facebook is essentially built on the idea of voyeurism?

  5. Carl · 1423 days ago

    Is there a way of blocking the irritating use of non-words like 'interwebz'? If not, there should be.

  6. It seems that this scam infect Windows as well: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/02/facebook-vid...

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