Fake Daily Mirror Website Promises Work-From-Home Riches to the Unwary

By Gary Cutlack on at

A fake version of the Daily Mirror web site has been created by scammers, hoping to entrap people after the news of the common man with the promise of a dream internet job working for a "Social Media Profits Program."

Of course, there's no such thing, not unless you're Mark Zuckerberg. The fake Daily Mirror spotted by Malwarebytes researchers offers readers the chance to get involved in some sort of social media moneymaking scheme, whereby the time they previously frittered away on the internet for free may instead be usefully monetised by posting links and liking things.

It'd be a bit like having a job manning the Twitter account of a major brand. Only not, because it's a scam. Click on the links within the story and potential home-working social media ninjas/gurus are asked to input their personal details including a name, phone number and email address in order to "claim" a job being on the internet all day.

It's the spam comments we delete all day, but given their own web site. [Malwarebytes]