A large bomb blast tore through a 17-story government building, blowing out most of the windows and scattering shards in all directions. The blast scattered debris across the streets; witnesses saw people injured and some apparently dead.
As a result of this tragedy, there was a Facebook message spreading across thousands of people’s walls: “[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast! [Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!”
According to security firm Sophos, users attempting to click the link were redirected to a page that appeared to be part of Facebook. You then were asked to take a survey and IQ test. After completion, you’re asked for your mobile number and an agreement to start charging your mobile phone bill for their scam.
Keep your eye on the ball and expect these types of scams when tragedies are in the news. For the latest information on all things related to online security follow us on Facebook.
We’d like to extend our sympathies to those in Norway after the tragic bombing and shooting.