'Sexiest' ever attack on Facebook users

Thousands of users on the social networking site have been targeted by the new scam which asks users to click on the video link, addressing the user by name, and then leads to the installation of a malware, the Daily Mail reported.

The link reads: “This is without doubt the sexiest video ever! :P :P :P” and is accompanied by a video entitled “Candid Camera Prank (HQ)”, featuring shots of a busty woman in a bikini and short skirt.

The user is tricked into believing they are downloading a new version of a popular video programme, when in fact they are downloading the malware.
The file downloaded contains adware Hotbar — a toolbar which appears in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

Graham Cluely from security software developer Sophos said: “Judging by the number of messages posted on Facebook, thousands of people received this attack. If you were one of them, you should scan your computer with an up-to-date anti-virus, change your passwords, review your Facebook application settings, and learn not to be so quick as to fall for a simple social engineering trick like this in future.”

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