Alert Africa | Another Facebook scam claims Dwayne €œThe Rock€ Johnson Died while filming movie Fast and Furious 7
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Another Facebook scam claims Dwayne €œThe Rock€ Johnson Died while filming movie Fast and Furious 7

Another Facebook scam claims Dwayne €œThe Rock€ Johnson Died while filming movie Fast and Furious 7

Posted by Msizi in cyber espionage

Another Facebook scam claims Dwayne €œThe Rock€ Johnson Died while filming movie Fast and Furious 7Scammers operating on Facebook are at it again. This time, they are trying to trick users into installing shady applications by promising a video of Dwayne €œThe Rock€ Johnson dying while filming a dangerous stunt for the upcoming Fast and Furious 7 movie.

Malwarebytes researchers were the first to warn Facebook users about the scam. The cyber criminals are  luring potential victims to a fake Facebook page by publishing posts on the social media network page hosted on celebritydaily.pw.

The scam messages reads, €œR. I. P. DWAYNE JOHNSON (1972 – 2014). He died filming a dangerous stunt for FAST and FURIOUS 7. Age Restricted Video.(for 18 years old and above only).€

Users are instructed to share the €œvideo€ on their own timeline before watching it. The truth is, there is no video, because The Rock is not dead.

After sharing the bogus post, users are presented with another page where they are instructed to install a €œFacebook Media Plugin€ in order to watch the video.

The so-called media plugin is actually a potentially unwanted program (PUP) detected by Malwarebytes solutions as PUP.Optional.Bandoo.

Facebook users are advised to be on the lookout for such posts. Celebrity death hoaxes continue to be used as bait for these types of scams.

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24 Apr 2014 no comments

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