Fake Twitter message lead to iPad scam, surveys and phishing
As yesterday Apple created some fuss revealing the iPad Mini, this thing has not lead to a loss of market share of its bigger version, and the offer for a free device is still a very used by online scammers trying to trick users give away their personal data.
The newest of these “Get a free iPad” scams begins with Direct Messages on Twitter asking users to watch a photo of themselves with an unnamed woman.
The link in the message redirects them to a Facebook app page that is forged to execute a PHP script as soon as they land on it, and it redirects them to a fake Facebook page.
This fake page offers them the opportunity to participate in a iPad 3 (or iPad 2) quality test and tells they will be rewarded with a free iPad:
Of course, that’s a big big lie.
“Depending on where users are in the US and UK, they are led to either a survey scam page or a phishing page once they click Click here,” warns GFI, while others are redirected to a well-known ad campaign page.
GFI’s engineers told that, so far, over 4,500 Internauts have visited the malicious Facebook app page, but the total number of victims is impossible to know.