Fake Malaysia Airlines links spread malware

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whatsappAccording to multiple reports, links promising resolution for the missing Flight MH370 are scams which spread malware.

Videos with titles like “Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 found in Sea – 50 people alive saved” have spread through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Malware intelligence analyst Chris Boyd has said that links being spread through Twitter originally appeared on Facebook.

Facebook users lured by shocking videos typically find that they must complete a survey before continuing. Experts say the links are designed to look like a Facebook survey, requesting permission to gain access to your profile.

This gives permission to your profile could give hackers personal information, like phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Scam artists seek a payday from affiliate marketing schemes that pay money when a user participates in a survey.

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