Osama Bin Laden death scams on Facebook!

04 May

I saw something this morning on my Facebook wall; something that looks like an image of Osama Bin Laden, and I was invited to watch a leaked video of his (Osama) death. Meanwhile, an AM news this morning reported that Washington will release the “picture” in due time. Curiously, I checked the link of the supposed leaked video that was supposed to come from “CNN” or “Wikileaks” website, but i saw something else which left a question mark on the picture.

There have been more than a few bogus “Bin Laden Death” video scams circulating lately and they lead to the expected places…. FakeAV and spam. Below is a screenshot of another bogus page I came across that asks the viewer to copy and paste a script into their browser in order to see a video of Osama Bin Laden’s death:

(Marcus, 2011)

It certainly DOES NOT lead to the promised video because there is no released video! What it does do is spam your wall with messages trying to get people to do the same thing. Do not be fooled. Do not copy and paste, this or indeed any script asking you to do so in order to see ANY video.

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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Information Security


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