Gaga Scam Gives Microbloggers A Case of Bad Romance
You’ve probably heard the story about Lady Gaga still being alive and kicking. Stop worrying, the story about her death is just a scam, warned our friends from Sophos.
Now here’s a new twist in this complicated story about the demise of the lady who gets us crazy singing about the poker face: it’s getting advertised on Twitter as well. Oh, no!
Oh, yes! Once you land on the Welcome tab of the Facebook page that kindly hosts this smokin’ scam, here’s the message you get (and it’s not from outer space!):
What a nice idea! Using the Pay with a tweet legitimate app to spread the word about the scam on Twitter as well:
Paid your due tweet, get your video, right?
Wrong! The page supposedly hosting the video is now down. So clicking the Get it Now button takes you nowhere.
But, but, but, not all scammers’ efforts are fruitless. Just take a look at what’s sprouted in your Timeline:
Scammy tweets are there to keep this baby rollin’. Now, if Facebook users already know about this shady business, do you think Twitter addicts will be able to hold their horses and abstain from seeing the promised movie? Talk about a switch of audiences.
As always, click wisely and do double-check before you headbutt with R.I.P.-themed scams!
This article is based on the technical information provided courtesy of Tudor Florescu, BitDefender Online Threats Analyst.
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