Rihanna sex video event scam spreads on Facebook

Be on your guard if you see any of your Facebook friends post a message about an alleged Rihanna sex video:

Rihanna sex video event

A number of Naked Security readers tipped me off to the messages that were appearing across the social network in the form of event invitations.

If you are a fan of Rihanna’s hip-grinding Bajan tunes then you might well be tempted to explore further, and click on the link which would take you to a Facebook page like the following:

Rihanna sex video event, malicious link


I lost all respect for her after watching this >> [LINK]

If you’re wondering what on earth y.ahoo.it is, it’s not the Italian version of the “Ahoo” search engine, but rather a URL shortener in the style of bit.ly or Twitter’s t.co.

Facebook’s security team is blocking the links as they have been reported as malicious, but it’s always possible that whoever is behind this scam could use another disguise to try to waltz past that protection.

In the past, scams like this have been used to earn affiliates money by driving traffic to surveys or have installed Mac malware onto the computers of visiting Facebook users.

Scams like this only spread because of human’s natural curiousity and desire to watch a sleazy celebrity sex video.

If you were fooled into participating in this scam make sure that any remnants of it have been removed from your newsfeed, and delete any messages or events you may have inadvertently shared with your friends

That way at least you are no longer spreading it with your online chums.

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