This morning on Facebook I checked my notifications and found I had a wall post from a "friend" I wasn't really friends. It was a random person from high school I never actually talked to. Immediately I thought it was strange he would post to my wall. I went to check it out. Here's what I found:
Ewww! Was he serious? I don't even know him and certainly didn't appreciate a message like this. And do I really want a woman's behind on my Facebook wall? I think not. Immediately I deleted it. A little while later though, I noticed a notification in my feed. One of my family members had sent another family member the same video above. At that point, I realized something was going on. Could "Distracting Beach Babes" on Facebook be a virus of some kind?
I found out from Sophos, a software security company that "Distracting Beach Babes" became a widespread problem on Facebook this morning. It is a malware attack. DO NOT CLICK ON THIS VIDEO! The website believes this malware attack may have been unleashed on a Saturday because the perpetrator assumed the Facebook security staff wouldn't be paying as much attention to the site.
Here's some advice from Sophos on how to deal with the issue:
"If you have been hit, you should delete the offending message from your page, scan your computer with an up-to-date anti-virus, change your passwords, review your Facebook application settings. Also, learn an important lesson: don't be so quick to click on unsolicited links and approve unknown applications in the future."
I'm really glad I took the time to do a little research online. I had only deleted the message off my Facebook wall, but now I'm going to change the password on my Facebook account too!
Has your Facebook wall been hit by "Distracting Beach Babes?