Be on the lookout for fake links being posted on Facebook, disguised as a video posted by one of your friends.
We spotted a link on Facebook this morning (6/5/13) that read:
I bet you cannt watch this Video for more than 22 sec0nds
The caption in the shared link read:
(Video) WTF..Just 14 years Old drunk girl did this infront of all Public
This was posted to a friend’s account, but that friend did not post it himself. It was posted “via Fun Tube.”
In this case, if you click the link above, you’ll be taken to a fake video page, which tells you that you need to download a “Video Download Converter” in order to view the video. This is a tactic used by hackers and scammers to install viruses or trojan horses onto your system. Do not download this file.
What to do
If this has happened to you or a friend, you should consider taking the following steps:
- Remove/block any unknown, unwanted, or spammy apps. See: How to Block or Remove a Facebook App. Be sure to remove “Fun Tube” as we’ve seen this one posting similar links before.
- Remove anything posted on your behalf by these apps so your friends aren’t fooled into clicking them.
- Run an anti-virus or anti-spyware program on your computer
- Change your Facebook password
Do not click links such as this, as you may install malicious software onto your computer.