Spam videos enticing people to click on fake news stories about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have been spreading malware on Facebook.
The fake ‘breaking news’ clips, which falsely claim the missing plane has been found, have been cluttering users’ timelines the week.
One bogus video has the headline: ‘Malaysia Plane MH370 Has Been Spotted Somewhere Near Bermuda Triangle. Shocking Videos Release Today.’
Other videos claim the footage has just been released by the BBC and CNN and that ’50 people have been saved’.
When users click on the fake video they are encouraged to share the clip and like a page before they start watching, according to thehackernews.com.
The website says hackers are taking advantage of the huge interest in the story to spread malware on the social network and direct users’ to malicious websites.
‘If you’ve shared or liked it, it’s probably best to delete malware post from your Facebook wall,’ the website recommends.
The Beijing-bound aircraft last communicated with air traffic base stations east of Malaysia over the South China Sea.
source: metro UK