It’s rather depressing (if predictable) that scammers would attempt to profit from the seemingly endless series of disasters currently taking place in Japan. Here’s another take on the “Whale crashes into building” fakeout previously covered by Sophos here.
This time around, the URL is japan-tsunami-whale(dot)info, and it looks like this when spreading on the walls of Facebook users:
Here is the site promoting the (fake) “graphic video”:
As you can see above, the cut and paste template says “FB Video” instead of the now familiar “FouTube” but rest assured it’s a scam all the same. The site was registered yesterday to one “mark van dam” in Switzerland, and will ask you to compare auto insurers or play frogger to see the content.
There are no words…
Christopher Boyd (Thanks to Matthew for sending this over).