It is spooky, crazy, insane, shocking and malicious. A video is being shared on Facebook titled ”[Shocking Video] This weird forest makes people kill themselves…’. This video is using the documentary about the mountain in Japan which is used by a lot of people to commit suicide.
The story is true but the video which is being shared by the cybercriminals will install a malicious application on the victims computer.
Before the victim can watch the video, the user needs to share the malicious webpage on their social media networks.
Once they have shared the website they will be redirected to another malicious website which wil serve them a revenue earning survey scam or a malicious application which needs to be installed.
These hoaxes and schemes are setup by cybercriminals as they earn them a fast revenue. Be aware of these schemes on Facebook!
If you are interested in watching the documentary about the suicide forest you can watch the video below:
The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year.
The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses.
The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.