WARNING!! Do Not Watch the Video on Facebook

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whitney Houston’s death over the weekend made headlines around the world and it has not taken long for scammers to capitalize on it.  Internet security expert Graham Cluley is warning that a video is currently being shared on Facebook which claims to …  feature footage of the singer’s autopsy.  According to the enticing message that accompanies the video, the supposed autopsy footage “reveals a shocking secret that explains her death.”  The message adds: “Breaking News: Coroners autopsy reports reveals a dark past and secret life which tragically led to Whitney Houston’s death.”  Clicking on the link takes users to a browser which appears to show a YouTube video embedded in a Facebook page.  However, the message then tells the visitor that the video cannot be played unless they download the latest version of Adobe Flash player, regardless of whether they already have it.  In a blog post, Cluley wrote: “Of course, you should only ever download an update for your installation of Flash from the *real* Adobe website, so my recommendation would be very wary about downloading any software that this bogus webpage might serve up to you, or any scam survey pages that it might direct you towards.”

Here is a screen shot of what you should avoid:

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