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Malware vids on LJ

Posted on 2012.07.24 at 13:17
Ok... where am I??: Home
My...state of mind...: annoyedannoyed
I got this from medie

I have also been getting replies that are links to videos.

They seemed weird and like spam so I didn't click them. Turns out, that's a smart move. Someone (I forget who, but that is because of my achy head and rest assured you are a computer saving genius!) linked to this explanation last night.

In short, the link goes to youtube, yes, but the link itself apparently contains a rootkit virus that is a nasty, nasty bugger.

In short, report the usernames, delete the comments, but above all, don't click the links. I submitted a support request and checked out other ones relating to this. One has a LJ reply which mentions a new wave of spammers, but says nothing about a virus.

So better safe than sorry!


Angry Scientist
Hmmmm angryscientist at 2012-07-24 18:46 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
Thanks for this! I was getting weird comments the last two days but didn't click, phew!
Royal blueKitsune
Hmmmm royalbk at 2012-07-24 19:09 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
I've geen getting these comments for weeks now. *sigh*

Clicked on one -> youtube video -> nothing happened. Guess I was lucky. There was even a well rated comment on the video that went along the lines of 'sent here by lj spam lol' with 25 likes.

Hmmmm winterstorrm at 2012-07-24 22:51 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
I've had a couple of these but as was away only using phone didn't click!
Thanks for the heads up xxxx
Hmmmm etapa at 2012-07-24 22:58 (UTC) (Novel in progress)
Ugh, I've been getting those, and for posts that I had written ages ago. That was the first red flag for me.

Thanks for the warning, I'll keep an eye.
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