Have you been tagged in a post which shows an alleged lewd video? DON’T CLICK FURTHER! The Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office of Cybercrime (OOC) has cautioned netizens against clicking links associated with the said malicious tagging as it will cause introduction or transmission of viruses such as malwares which would then interference in the functioning of your computer system.
Read its full statement below.
It has come to the attention of the Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office of Cybercrime (OOC) that a number of Facebook account users are tagged in a post containing a link to a lewd video and when they access the said link, the user will be asked to install an apparent update to a player in order to watch the video in full. When clicked, it will result in the automatic and random tagging in the same post of other Facebook account users.
If you happen to get a notification tagging you in a post that contains a link to an apparent adult content, DO NOT CLICK ANY FURTHER AND REPORT THE POST.
Please be informed that as of this writing, the DOJ-OOC has directly raised this matter to the APAC Legal Law Enforcement Outreach of Facebook for their appropriate action.
Introduction or transmission of viruses, such as malwares, to and interference in the functioning of computer systems are prohibited acts under Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
Let’s all be good netizens and practice the responsible use of social media.
UPDATE: AS OF 11:00AM, APRIL 21, 2021, the page associated with malicious tagging has been removed and the administrators sanctioned.