Several MySpace pages offer what appear to be YouTube videos that trigger the installation of adware when played, a security company has warned.
The sexually explicit videos can be found on a number of user pages on the MySpace social-networking Web site, Websense said in an alert Monday. They look like YouTube videos, but are in fact hosted on a copycat “Yootube.info” Web site, Websense said. That Web site was still online as of Tuesday evening.
“When users click on the video, they are directed to a copy of the video,” Websense said. People are then redirected to the Windows Media Player, which will pop up a license agreement with installation of an adware program called Zango Cash, it said.