If you’re interested in seeing the Rita Ora wardrobe malfunction, then you should proceed with extreme caution.
Although the clip in question surfaced last year, apparently Facebook scammers are using your desire to see the singer’s naughty bits against you. Phishing sites have popped up in recent days that offer the clip in question. However, gaining access to the video might come at a hefty price.
Symantec Security Response discovered at least one site that claims to host a clip of Rita Ora’s wardrobe malfunction. However, it’s sole purpose is to separate you from your personal information.
Disguised as a “social plug-in,” unsuspecting Facebook users are tricked into entering a plethora of information about their account. Once these details have been received, the individual is taken to a site featuring the malfunction in all its glory.
By the time the users reach the video, the phishers have already made off with their personal information.
“This phishing attack prompts users to enter their social media login details. The pop-up window looks convincing and it’s hard to distinguish from a genuine page. It goes to show cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and we should all continue to be vigilant when online,” Symantec blogger Mathew Maniyara explained.
Phisher often use celebrities as the centerpiece of their scams. Since images and video are in very high demand, this gives criminals an opportunity to take advantage of those who aren’t paying attention to where their browser is headed.
Last September, Harry Potter star Emma Watson was declared the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. People looking for nude photos of the actress were likely to find themselves on a website filled with all sorts of malicious content.
McAfee stated that scammers follow the latest trends in an effort to lure people onto a phishing site. While the website may offer the desired content, people are often tricked into handing over personal information in order to view it.
“Anyone looking for the latest videos or files to download could end up with a malware-ridden computer along with the trendy content,” the company wrote.
In other words, be careful where you go to watch the Rita Ora wardrobe malfunction. If the site asks you for personal information, it’s probably a good idea to back away.