Social networking website Facebook has asked its users to be aware of a link that says it is the “sexiest video ever”, warning that the video is spreading virus on the internet.
“If you get a post on your Facebook wall telling you 'this is without doubt the sexiest video ever!' which seems to be accompanied by a video titled 'Candid Camera Prank [HQ]', then don't click on the video: it's a lead-in to malware,” the website warned.
“Clicking the link will take you to what seems like a Facebook application which then tells you that your video player is out of date – and encourages you to download a file. If you do, then the same 'video' plus link gets posted using your avatar to all your friends on Facebook — meaning it is spreading virally,” it 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,” Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at anti-virus company Sophos, was quoted by the Guardian as saying.