Security Corner

Feb 19 2012   6:03AM GMT

Beware Whitney Houston autopsy links on Facebook

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

It isn’t true, folks. Yes, Whitney Houston died; no, there isn’t a video of her autopsy available. It’s a scam, typical of other “disaster news” scams that seem to pop up around other shocking news events.

The video will appear as a status update with text similar to this:

– Whitney Houstons autopsy reveals a shocking secret that explains her death.

[LINK]

Breaking News: Coroners autopsy reports reveals a dark past and secret life which tragically led to Whitney Houstons death.

Here’s a screen shot courtesy of Sophos:

Do NOT fall for this scam. It will take you to a fake YouTube screen that says you need an update. You don’t. The “update” is malware.

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: