Justin Bieber’s arrest for racing under the influence has created a video which advertises ‘secret’ and ‘exclusive’ photos and videos of the singer during his most troubling times.
According to Malwarebytes, the video itself is just various images of recent Bieber-related events with very sad music — almost like a Humane Society commercial. The video itself says “Download Here” but in reality the creator, named “BieberDUI”, wants you to click the links in the description.
There are two of them but the end result is the same; they will take you to two different download sites where you can get the .RAR compressed videos/photos. The downside is that in order to download the files, you need to complete a “Special Offer”. These are Gillette razors for $1, a $50 KFC gift card or the chance to play Minecraft for free.
Selecting the $50 KFC gift card, Adam Kujawa selected various offers, filled out false information, skipped and skipped until, after about a half hour, he got to the end of the survey to find that the offer is not currently available. In order to get the photos, he checked back at the original download page tab that was waiting for him to finish an offer.
“I check back and find that even after filling out surveys for “Free” gift cards and downloading an already free to download game, for free, I still haven’t completed the offers hard enough to get to my files. Will I ever get to see them? Probably not, in fact the files are probably empty or just full of junk,” he said.
“So the moral of this story is, whenever people are upset, surprised or happy about some event, scammers will try to either infect you with various malware, install useless toolbars and other system slowing junkware or just steal your personal information to sell off.” A scan with Malwarebytes software found 108 detections of malware afterwards.