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Facebook Virus: Please do not click!!! Yes it's from your friend, but it's a malicious virus

Hackers are currently spreading multi-platform virus via Facebook Messenger. I presume most of our readers here at Cameroon Concord must have received the below message on Messenger from their contacts:

??? Oh my goodness this isn't cool at all I'm deleting my facebook messenger. Everyone we all need to cancel Facebook book until they change what They Are doing it a shame every one watch this.so I will be shutting down all of it PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT!!!!

Please do not click on the link.Hackers are using acebook Messenger to deliver the video link, that looks like it is coming from Foxxnews to tick users to click the link which will then redirect the user to a fake website that contains another link to a malicious software. The malware is spreading through compromised accounts, clickjacking, and hijacking browsers. Once you have clicked on the link within Facebook Messenger, it redirects you to a Google doc video thumbnail. The thumbnail generated is based on the user’s own images which lead’s them to click yet again. If you click the video thumbnail, you will be redirected based on which browser and operating system you’re using.

This is where the multi-platform aspect comes into play. This means users of Windows, macOS, and Linux are all vulnerable to this. So concord readers, please don’t click on any video links sent to you via Facebook Messenger even from your close friends. If you do want to click, it’s best to verify with the sender that they actually did send that link.

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