Hot on the heels of an earlier Mac malware attack spreading via Facebook links, we are seeing another attempt to infect Mac users on the social network – with what claims to be a sex video of celebrities Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere.
If you see messages like the following on Facebook, please do not click on the links.
one more stolen home porn video 😉 Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere
Hot Lesbian Video - Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere!!
Rihanna And Hayden Panettiere !!! Private Lesbian HOT Sex Tape stolen from home archive of Rihanna!
For those who don’t follow such things, Hayden Panettiere played the part of the cheerleader in the sci-fi TV show “Heroes”, and Rihanna is a pop star famous for her umbrella-ella-ella.
Not that you’ll get to see much evidence of that if you click on the link as – on Apple Macs at least – you may find yourself ending up on a webpage which tries to infect you with malware in the form of a fake anti-virus attack.
Has a private lesbian hot sex tape really been stolen from the home archive of Rihanna? Personally I think it’s unlikely, but it’s surprising what people will believe these days (and indeed, what celebrities will get up to) so it’s no wonder that some folks might click on the link.
SophosLabs is adding detection for the various components of this Mac malware attack as OSX/FakeAV-DWK, OSX/FakeAV-DWN, OSX/FakeAvDl-A and OSX/FakeAVZp-C. Users of Sophos products, including the free Mac anti-virus for home users, will be automatically updated.
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