January 6, 2015

AirAsia crash scammers in abundance on Facebook

Malwarebytes Intelligence Analyst Chris Boyd has been tracking the activity, which he first identified around new year’s eve. As such, he argues the campaign might not gain the same traction as previous ones related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. “Rolling out their links on the last day of 2014 would no doubt impact the number of people likely to be online and actively sharing content. A smarter (if equally reprehensible) scammer would wait until the new year’s activities have concluded then set about distributing their pages — in this case, someone simply couldn’t wait to start setting up clickbait and start pushing links in the mad dash to make some money.”

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