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Porn virus hits Facebook in Denmark

Clicking the wrong link will send a randy video to your friends

Don’t click unless you want to send a skin flick (Photo: Kvarki1)
June 9th, 2015 4:58 pm| by Ray W
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A pornography-based virus is currently infecting Danish Facebook profiles in a major way.

The infection is an old-school type that tags 19 friends of whoever clicks on it and sends them a pornographic video infected with the virus.

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“We have automated systems and dedicated teams that monitor and block these scams every day,” said Facebook. “When we detect a link that can harm a person’s computer, we block the link and prevent it from being shared elsewhere on Facebook.”

Stick to friendly clicks
The virus is spread via the behaviour of a single digital user. The user clicks on a video that stops after a short time. The user is then asked to instal a flash file that contains the virus.

Once the original user is infected, that person’s Facebook profile automatically spreads a porn video to random people on their friends list.

“In the end, the best solution is only clicking on links from people you trust,” said Facebook.

“The only way that this particular piece of malware can infect your computer is if you click on the link and instal the software.”