Over the past two weeks, many Facebook and WhatsApp users have become the target of a new fraudulent scam. Scammers publish information that the lucky person will receive an Easter basket with chocolate treats if he wins a special contest to catch “Easter eggs”.
According to Cybersecurity Insiders, cybercriminals are distributing an image of a white rabbit standing in front of an old luxury house. As soon as the victim clicks on the purple egg in the rabbit’s paws, she is redirected to a malicious link and promised a free basket of Easter sweets, allegedly provided by the British confectionery company Cadbury.
The malicious link not only forces the victim to share personal data, but also allows hackers to steal contact information from a mobile device if the victim uses the WhatsApp application.