A number of posts currently appearing on Facebook invite you to click on images of young women to view the ’10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats Ever’ or ‘Babes Want to Show Their Private Part on Snapchat’.
Clicking the images takes you to suspect websites that may try to trick you into providing personal information via online surveys or redirect you to other spam or scam websites.
In a January 15, 2015, Hot For Security blog post, Bitdefender’s Bianca Stanescu notes:
Fraudulent websites promoting snapchat leaks and other ‘viral’ content could lead to identity fraud and financial losses. Victims are usually subscribed to money-making surveys, and redirected to scams promising electronics or amazing diet pills.
The ‘payloads’ of the websites promoted in these posts may vary. Often, the URL listed on the post is not the site you are taken to when you click. In fact, there is a series of almost identical websites that all post the same dubious content.
Of course, some Facebook users may find the posts rather alluring. However, you are strongly advised not to succumb to temptation and click.
The posts are similar to the ubiquitous ‘shocking video’ scams that have plagued Facebook in recent years.