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FaceApp creates opportunities for scammers: Eset

In an amendment to Rule 34, “If it’s gone viral, there will be a scam version of it”…:

The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make some quick profits, according to research from Eset, a leader in IT and cyber security products.

Scammers have been using a fake “Pro” version of the application as bait and have made an effort to spread the word about this fictitious version of the currently- viral app. One form of the scam uses a fake website that claims to offer a premium version of FaceApp.

The second type of scam includes YouTube videos again promoting download links for a “Pro” version. One of the fraudulent YouTube videos had over 150,000 views at the time of writing this research.

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
https://brownglock.com

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