Security firm Sophos said that hundreds of thousands of Facebook users are hit by resurgence of “Girl killed herself” scam this weekend . Sophos has warned the Facebook users about these scams and their spreading through third party applications .
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According to Sophos, typical scams include messages that read-
“This American GUY must be Stoned to De@th for doing this to a GIRL!!! LINK”
“OMG this girl KILLED herself after her dad posted on her wall: LINK”
“Amazing how such a harmless prank could cause something so bad!: LINK”
“OMG OMG OMG…I can’t believe this actually works! Now you really can see who viewed your profile! LINK”
Users may assume that these messages are from their online friends and will click the links allowing third party applications to access their profile and thereby helping scammers to spread their application across the network of friends . Cybersecurity professionals warns users to be suspicious of any links, even if they appear to come from Facebook friends.
Sophos has created a YouTube video, in order to help affected Facebook users clean their profile .
Watch This To Clean Your Profile