Brad Pitt Is NOT Dead, So Don't Fall for This Facebook Scam
A hoax claiming Brad Pitt has died is making the rounds on Facebook.
Don't click on the article, as it could expose your phone, computer and other devices to hackers.
Facebook has warned users about a doctored image purporting to show a Fox News article about the death of the (alive and well) Hollywood superstar
Don’t Click On That Brad Pitt Obit! He’s Alive, and It’s a Hack: Attention Facebook users: Brad Pitt isn’t dead,… https://t.co/PsyBc16T2F
— Stockton Buzz (@stocktonbuzz) September 28, 2016
Clicking on the fake story will redirect users to a site that appears to be a login page for an app that asks them to enter their Facebook username and password.
Instead of signing them in, the app grants itself access to their profile and instantly scans their devices for personal information to relay to the hackers.
“This malware isn’t new and is known to come from malicious browser extensions,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNNMoney. “Facebook [notifies] people when we detect malware on their computer, and we help them clean it up.”
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