Crooks are targeting English and Portuguese speaking Facebook users with “Holidays special offers malware scam.”
It’s that time of the year when social media is full of free stuff from marketers who want to gather as many leads as possible and possibly convert them later on — Giveaways or discounts are the best marketing practices these days on social media but this really has opened gates for scammers to trick users into installing malware by luring them into these offers.
OFFER CURRENTLY RUNNING IN THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
One such offer is affecting the Facebook users speaking Portuguese in South America. It offers people something for free and takes them to malicious pages where scammers have already planted malware and trojan to expose user’s PC.
This offer has already been replicated in English, so beware of any such offers on any social media platform until you really know the link is safe.