Hoax Facebook virus makes more trouble than a real virus2010.08.06 09:58 by Daniela
Keywords: Facebook, virus
A hoax Facebook virus is spreading rapidly across the social network.
Many users have been hoodwinked into forwarding an inaccurate warning about the spread of non-existent malware that claims a girl committed suicide over a post her father wrote on her Facebook wall.
No such tragedy has occurred but many are forwarding the wrong-headed message creating confusion in the process.
People are passing on the warning in the mistaken belief they are helping Facebook friends to avoid a threat. In reality, they are spreading a hoax about a non-existent virus infection. The bogus warning is arguably causing more of a nuisance than a genuine malware infection, according to net security firm Sophos.
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