Worldwide Scandal via Shocking Videos Leads Facebook Users to Web Forgery Website

Worldwide Scandal via Shocking Videos Leads Facebook Users to Web Forgery Website

There’s another phishing attack on Facebook that tricks users into giving their logon details.
As usual, the attack starts as if someone posted something on your wall like the screenshot below. It has a link to a video (not real) called Worldwide Scandal with a running time of 4 minutes and 20 seconds.

It says:

I am shocked!!! I’m NEVER going to the beach AGAIN since I found this out.

The passage is quite convincing, but the best thing to do if you see the same in your wall is to remove it so you and your friends won’t be able to click the link.

Clicking the link will redirect you to a page asking you to login again. But remember you are already logged on to Facebook, so there’s no need for you to enter your login details the second time. A login window will prompt, just click Cancel; or else clicking the Login button will redirect you to a website called projectsforhometheather.co.cc. The website has been reported as a web forgery though, and has been blocked on some browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome.

Web Forgery is a form of identity theft that occurs when malicious website impersonates a legitimate one in order to trick users into giving up sensitive information such as passwords, accounts details, or credit card numbers.

In this case, you might be thinking that you are logging in to Facebook, but the reality is you’re not! If you will check the address bar, you are not in Facebook login page; but on this link projectorsforhometheater.co.cc/event3/login22.php (to be exact!). Beware!

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Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

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