Lady Gaga Facebook scam goes viral, online security expert Sophos warns

By on Aug 6, 2011 in Hollywood, Internet, Technology, World Comments

Updated: December 20, 2011 1:26 p.m.

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A Lady Gaga Facebook scam has been going viral recently and apparently saying that “Lady Gaga was found dead in a hotel room”, online security Sophos is now warning the public.

As noted by Graham Cluley at Sophos.com on Friday, August 5, 2011, a Lady Gaga scam is now going viral at Facebook and apparently telling the bad news about the “Born This Way” singer, just like the one below.



Lady Gaga Facebook scam
Image Credit: Sophos.com

Mr. Cluley noted that clicking on the post will lead the viewer to a link pretending to be a BBC TV News report with a supposed news video.

However, playing the video (with a sample screenshot below) was said to be a clickjacking scam as it attempts to silently say you “Like” the page when the viewer will click it with his mouse.



Lady Gaga Facebook scam pretending to be BBC news report
Image Credit: Sophos.com

“Users who have installed a browser add-on such a NoScript for Firefox will see a message warning them of the peril of being clickjacked.” Cluley wrote on the post.

“If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, remove the messages and likes from your Facebook page.” Cluley added, noting that Facebook users should not click or “Like” offensive links.



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