New Virus ON FB Using Your Pictures, Facebook Tagging – Facebook Hoax
By on June 22nd, 2011

In the past, we have covered several Facebook Scams which have fooled users into clicking links of sick videos of Miley Cyrus,   showing what Justin Bieber did to a girl and more among other things (Read all Facebook Scams we have covered). This trend still continues to grow and now scammers are using Facebook events and Facebook chat to spread spam.

Facebook Scam Hoaxes

However, a new type of viral post is now doing the rounds of , which alerts users about a new virus on Facebook which is using your pictures to access sensitive information such as banking credentials, email accounts and more.

NEW VIRUS ON FB using YOUR pictures. It says you’ve been tagged in a picture, wants you to click on a link to see it. Then hacks into YOUR computer & ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS including BANKING & other secure accounts. It DESTROYS YOUR COMPUTER. Once hacked into your comp; it sends e-mails to your friends telling them they have been TAGGED in pics & starts the process again. PLEASE RE-POST

The message is spreading in the above form and lot of users are blindly re-posting it to their walls. The hoax in question seems to be related to Facebook photo tagging, which has already created a controversy. However, the alert is a hoax and a type of FUD which is used to scare people.

In the past, scammers have used photo tagging to spread spam, however, it is has been annoying at best and has not spread any deadly virus. Being cautious on Facebook is great, but over-doing it could lead to silly cases like these.

Rest assured, we try out best to alert users when a deadly scam is underway. Spreading messages like these will only create panic and not help anyone.

As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.

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  • Eman

    i got the message that write ‘hi, how are you?’ and i get a link to see a video…then my laptop got 1 virus… i must wait for an hour to remove that virus…and i cant access my facebook…it’s write ‘sorry we are experiencing etc….i got that virus 3 days ago…and today i can access my facebook account and i got a hundred of chat that their say i was sending a virus link to them….many people was angry with me…

    my email facebook – izmanboyz@yahoo.com
    my name at facebook – eman bdx setan

    • mariami

      hello, i have the same problem as you, because my laptop also has the virus from facebook. i can’t access … please advice me anything what to do about it?? how can i solve this?? please write me : mariami.kutaladze@gmail.com

 
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