Fake Facebook Porn Links Infect Over 110,000 Users with Trojan in Just Two Days
It seems like common sense to be careful of random links that are posted across the Internet, and that includes links featured on social media networks such as Facebook. According to various sources, over 110,000 users within the last two days have been infected with a Trojan due to fake pornography links posted across Facebook. The links allow users to see a thumbnail of the supposed porn video, but requests that users install a fake Flash update in order to play the media successfully. If a user goes through with the process, a Trojan is downloaded onto the computer that allows a hacker to take control of the keyboard and mouse connected to the infected machine. The Trojan will also go onto Facebook and share the same pornography link, tagging up to 20 friends within each post.
Facebook has confirmed this specific issue and has stated that to fix the problem, the company is "blocking links to these scams, offering cleanup options, and pursuing additional measures to ensure that people continue to have a safe experience on Facebook."