SINGAPORE — A computer security company on Tuesday warned Facebook users against clicking on a link claiming to be the "sexiest video ever" which is actually a trap designed to infect computers.
The firm, Sophos, said that thousands of users have been hit by the malicious post, which appears to come from a friend's Facebook account.
The posting reads: "This is without doubt the sexiest video ever!" and is accompanied by what seems to be a movie thumbnail of a woman wearing a short skirt on an exercise bike.
Sophos warned Facebook clients against clicking on the thumbnail, which does not play the video but takes users to a page telling them they do not have the correct software installed.
It then tricks users into installing adware, a software package that automatically plays, displays or downloads advertisements to their computer......................................