Fake Strauss-Kahn Video Delivers Mac Malware
The link takes users to a fake anti-virus page that tries to install the MacDefender Trojan on the user's computer.
According to Sophos, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being used to spread Mac-specific malware.
"A video is currently working its way around Facebook claiming to have 'really freaky' footage of Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulting a hotel maid, Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at the security firm Sophos reported," SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz writes.
"While the Facebook message is offensive in its own right, its truly devious nature comes to light after you click on the link to attempt to watch the video," Liebowitz writes. "Cluley reports that the link first takes users to a still from a pornographic movie, and then to a fake antivirus page that attempts to install the dangerous MacDefender Trojan on users' computers."
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