Facebook scammers exploiting Steve Jobs death


Facebook scammers are exploiting the death of Apple chief Steve Jobs. A few hours after Steve Jobs' death scammers were busy creating a Facebook page called "R.I.P.Steve Jobs" which contained a malicious URL and text claiming that 50 free iPads were being given away 'in memory of Steve Jobs'. The page gained five new fans every second and amassed more than 90,000 fans since late 5th October.

On the 6th October at 8.00 Am PDT the page was disabled, but it's unknown just how many users PCs have become infected. PandaLabs claim that 21,000 users clicked the lin in less than eight hours. What is clear is that social engineering attack vectors continue to prove lucrative for the scammers.

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