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Osama bin Laden scams on Facebook

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Osama bin Laden scams on Facebook

Posted: 02 May 2011 10:34 AM | Patrik Runald | 2 comment(s)

We've seen scams using Osama bin Laden's death in other places and of course they made it onto Facebook as well. Here is the first example talking about a video:


When clicking on the link the user is taken to a page on Facebook asking them to copy/paste the code into the browser's address bar so that they can watch the video:



All you do is to help spread the message so don't do this.


Geminy said on Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:29 AM


how I can assure that this link was blocked from WS?

Patrik Runald said on Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:25 PM

We have real-time analytics in place in ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) that will block these. We also update the URL database several times per day with new scams we see in our ThreatSeeker network.


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