'Emma Watson's nude video' link can hack your PC

  • ANI, London
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 15:36 IST

Emma Watson's nude pics search online could lead to an online scam as searchs and steals the personal data of online users.

The scam involves a Facebook message that promises fans naked videos of the Harry Potter star, the Daily Star reported.

Users get a YouTube link through which they might get harmful viruses and also give access to users' phone numbers.

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Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender's (anti-virus company) Chief Security Strategist, asserted that the comments were automatically posted by users infected with the malware and as is the case with many Facebook scams, victims ended up as marketers for cyber-crooks.

Cosoi added that when users clicked on the malicious links, they were redirected to a 'salacious' YouTube copycat and future victims were then asked to update their Flash Player to the latest secured version of Video Player, as an error allegedly prevents them from watching the leaked videos of Watson.

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