Although their relationship ended in 2009, cybercriminals are still leveraging the romance between Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston in their schemes. The latest scam circulating on Facebook claims that the two were “caught” on tape.
“Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston caught in hotel’s hidden cam on the eve of Miley’s birthday! The Never Revealed Truth Of Miley Is Here,” the malicious posts, provided by Facecrooks
Those who fall for it and click on the links are taken to a site called hoteesvideos.co.cc where they’re presented with a fake video window. When the play button is pressed, the victim is urged to confirm liking the post.
At this point, the scam is posted on the victim’s timeline, but there’s no sight of the naughty video. Instead, a classic survey scam appears, promising users all sorts of prizes in return for the completion of a short questionnaire.
During all this time, the background shows an X-rated photo, most likely in an attempt to convince victims that the video of Miley Cyrus really exists.
My trusty ESET antivirus blocked the malicious website, which highlights the importance of a decent security solution. You don’t even have to worry about determining if it’s a scam or not since the antivirus will tell you all you need to know right from the get-go.