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Cybercriminals Leverage Whitney Houston’s Death

News of Whitney Houston’s sudden demise spread like wildfire in the Internet.cybercriminals were quick in taking advantage of this unfortunate incident.

RIP “Whitney Houston” leads to Clickjacking

All posts with the subject “I Cried watching this video. RIP Whitney Houston” come with link to the supposed video. Clicking it leads them to a Facebook page that contains a link to the video. However, clicking this link only leads to several redirections until users are lead to the usual survey scam site.

Users must always be cautious when clicking news items on their Facebook or Twitter feeds. As a way to keep updated on the news from legitimate sources, it’s best to bookmark reliable news sites to avoid falling for cybercriminals’ traps.

For more helpful tips on how to better protect yourself from these threats, you may read on Trendmicro comprehensive ebook guide:

http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/ebooks/socialmedia-101/#/1/

-Analysis by TrendLabs: TrendMicro-

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