Do not open this link!

Malcolm Bailey, fellow V8 enthusiast and IT specialist, has reported on the V8 Facebook Group he has seen another spate of suspicious links are being circulated across Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp towards the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 that are designed to lure users to potentially malicious websites.

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Malcolm Bailey, fellow V8 enthusiast and IT specialist, has reported on the V8 Facebook Group that he has seen another spate of suspicious links are being circulated across Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp since towards the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 that are designed to lure users to potentially malicious websites.

The links, which are likely to appear as if they have been sent by a friend or family member on Facebook or other messaging services, attempt to lure users into clicking them by using captions like “I am send you a surprise message. Open this”. Upon clicking these links, users are taken to unsecure websites that, in this case, ask visitors to input a name to create a personalised greeting card. However all of the website domains associated with this spate of links are unsecure and recently created, meaning they could easily be used to try and trick visitors into installing malware or rogue browser extensions, or possibly used to trick users into giving away sensitive login information.