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Free ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Tickets Scam Spreads in Facebook

19
Aug
2011

The latest Facebook scam leverages Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie, leads to survey pages that steal personal data such as cell phone numbers and email addresses

Who wants free tickets to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2? To most, specifically to cybercriminals, the real question is “who wouldn’t?”

We have encountered several incidents of click jacking on Facebook, which typically redirect users to a malicious survey, which asks for personal information such as email address or mobile number.

This time around, this attack now targets users (and fans) who might be interested to watch the movie Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

The image below shows the look of the page. The photo included in the link features celebrities Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, two of the main characters in the movie.

If users click the “Share Link” button, the post is automatically shared on a user’s wall.  If one clicks on the image or text, the user is redirected to the page below:

This is now the survey page that the user needs to fill out, before being asked for his or her email addresses:

Once email address is provided in the said form, the people behind this attack may then eventually send different spammed messages to the affected user.

After this image, a new confirmation page appears, asking for personal credentials such as cellphone numbers.


Once the victim clicks the “Continue” button, he or she is instead redirected to the page below. Needless to say, the page does not show any e-tickets or passes to the movie.

This page then requires the user to take another survey. Unfortunately, clicking the survey will only lead to this display:

This page is actually the last page related to this supposed Breaking Dawn Ticket Free promo. Clicking any of the continue button will just redirect users to a well-known malicious survey.

Users are advised to always be on the lookout for such threats and avoid clicking links to such scams on Facebook. Trend Micro protects product users from this attack via the Smart Protection NetworkT by blocking all related URLs.

Facebook and other social networking sites remain viable platform for several cyber-attacks, thus social media users can protect themselves by checking out our report, “Spam, Scams, and Other Social Media Threats.”

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