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Messenger virus. A new threat for Facebook users. (June 2019)

Seeing a lot of friends lately getting their Facebook accounts hacked and cloned!  Suddenly my friend will ask to friend me from their account. It looks just like them, but they are already my friends so it seems weird. The hacker has cloned their account to look exactly like the real one.

Or I get a stupid message, “how are you?”  from them in Facebook Messenger.   See the following article for more details!

Facebook Messenger virus continued the work of previous variants in 2017. Victims receive a fake YouTube link from their contacts.[10] Once a person clicks on it, the virus redirects to a fake website that looks identical to Facebook. Here people are asked to enter their login details. As a result victim’s account is taken over by the hackers and the malicious message is forwarded to the whole victim’s contact list.

Messenger virus — a malicious strategy used to infect devices via Facebook attachment spam. Facebook Messenger virus is a term used by users and security

Source: Messenger virus. A new threat for Facebook users. (June 2019)

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