Run your virus scanner and then do all of us a favor by taking the following steps: revoke access to any suspicious applications (go to settings and then apps as demonstrated on the screen below), change your password and never click a suspicious link again!
Users who click on the link are greeted with what appears to be a video player and a warning message that “An update to Youtube player is needed”. The webpage continues to claim that it will install an update to Flash Player 10.1 onto your computer.
In this example, the program you are being invited to download is called FlashPlayerV10.1.57.108.exe, and is detected by Sophos anti-virus products as Troj/Mdrop-EML, a backdoor Trojan that can also copy itself to accessible drives and network shares.
Have you seen these DMs – and have you clicked any? You don’t need to confess to it, but speaking for the non-spamming Interwebs population: please stop!
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