Facebook users hit by video attack

Facebook users should be wary following a video attack on users this weekend designed to infect computers with adware. Thousands have been hit by the attack which posted a fake video to profiles claiming to be the “sexiest video ever”.

The malicious posts, which seemingly came from users’ friends on Facebook, read:

The messages were accompanied by what appeared to be a movie thumbnail of a woman on an exercise bicycle wearing a short skirt.

However, Sophos experts warn that clicking on the movie’s thumbnail doesn’t play a video, but takes victims to a Facebook application that tells them they don’t have the right player software installed, and tries to trick them into installing revenue-generating adware.

Here’s a video of the attack in action:

Don't miss