A new scam on Facebook is underway that claims to show a leaked video of Cameron Diaz, in which she is topless and having fun with her friends.
The scam titled – Cameron Diaz Hot and Topless Leaked Video, which has a message that states – Cameron Diaz showing her incredible hot Boobies. She portrays a Dominatrix and having Fun with some Dudes and Girlsis a click-jacking scam, and is spamming the entire social network.
When users click on the link provided in the post, they are taken to a bogus website where they will be asked to verifythat they are over 18 years of age. It also warns users with the following message – Note: Contains mature content. Viewers discretion is advised
Clicking on the Playor the Exitbutton will click-jack and share the scam message with your Facebook friends and likeit automatically, after which you will be redirected to a page containing adult pictures and videos. My advice to you is to avoid clicking on the link, and delete the post from your news feed.
Scammers post such messages with enticing title and description on Facebook to attract visitors to their website. Sometimes, you will be asked to complete online surveys in order to watch a video. Completing online surveys will get you nothing, but for sure scammer will make money out of it.
It is also dangerous to click on unsolicited URLs as it may automatically download malware programs, which are designed to gather
user credentials like username, password and credit card details, and email them to cyber-criminals without your knowledge. Recommend your friends to avoid clicking on this message or alert them by sharing this post.
Beware of scam messages and phishing attacks related to the Hurricane Irene news. It is likely that scammers will create phishing attacks and other malicious activity, and publish them across Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook has come up with a 14 page document called Guide To Facebook Securitywhich will help its users understand the social network’s security features and possible ways to protect their account from threats like malware and phishing attacks. It also includes tips on how users can avoid click-jacking and like-jacking scams.
I recommend you to go through the document which will definitely help you tackle scam messages. The document is available for free and you can download a copy of it from the Facebook Security Page. You may also be interested in reading on How to Prevent Your Facebook Account from Getting Hacked