Hacker Hoaxes - False Security Warnings
HOAX - 'Maggie From Sweden Hacker Alert'
Circulating social media message warns users not to accept a friend request from a person called 'Maggie from Sweden' because she is a hacker.
Published: May 15, 2014
Another Pointless Facebook Warning - Hackers Posting Insulting Messages In Your Name
"Hacker alert" circulating on Facebook claims that, without your knowledge, hackers are posting insulting messages that appear to come from you on the walls of your friends.
Updated: March 6, 2014
Nichole Morgan Friend Request Hacker Hoax
Nichole Morgan Friend Request Hacker Hoax
Published: July 31, 2013
Christopher or Jessica Davies Hacker Hoax Warning
Message warns recipients not to accept a friend request from Christopher Davies or Jessica Davies because they are hackers who can gain access to your computer and the computers of your friends as well.
Updated: June 21, 2013
Tanner Dwyer Friend Request Hacker Hoax
Circulating social media message warns users that accepting friend requests from Tanner Dwyer, Christopher Butterfield, Stefania Colac or Alejando Spiljner can allow hackers to access your computer and steal personal information.
Updated: May 28, 2013
Frederic Pretty Facebook Hacker Hoax
Message circulating on Facebook warns people not to accept a user called Frederic Pretty into their contacts because it is a very powerful hacking account.
Published: February 12, 2013
Destiny Valle Facebook Page Hacker 'Warning'
Facebook message claims that a hacker named "Destiny Valle" is taking control of Facebook Pages by deleting existing admins and removing details about the real Page owner so that she can can claim that she owns the page herself.
Published: January 15, 2013
Dubious Facebook 'Security Alert' - Obama Nation Hackers
"Security alert" circulating rapidly on Facebook warns users that "Obama Nation hackers" are taking control of people's accounts by tricking them into clicking Romney requests for profile information or responding to security check requests.
Published: October 12, 2012
Christopher Butterfield Hacker Warning Hoax
Message warns that a person named Christopher Butterfield is a hacker and that simply accepting a friend request from him will allow him to hack in to your computer.
Updated: 5th January 2012
Hoax - Professional Hacker 'Faceb Hu' Taking Control Of Computers Via Friend Requests
"Urgent" Facebook message warns uses to watch out for a user called FACEB HU because he is a professional hacker who can take control of your computer if you accept - or even reject - his friend request.
Published: 19th August 2011
FB Security 'Hacker' and 'Virus' Warning
Alert circulating on Facebook warns users not to click on a message claiming to be from FB Security because it is a 'hacker' and a 'virus'.
Published: 20th July 2011
Facebook Page Hacker Warning Message - "Visit The New Facebook" Links
Message warns users that have a Page on Facebook to watch out for links with the words "Visit The New Facebook" because following such links will allow a hacker to steal their information.
Published: 16th May 2011
Padlock on Facebook Home Page Hacker Warning Hoax
Message circulating on Facebook warns users that if they see a "low security" alert with a padlock icon on the top right of their Facebook page, they should ignore it because answering security questions asked by the alert can give hackers access to their accounts.
Published: 7th April 2011
Bogus Hacker Warning - ' Between First and Second Names in Facebook Chat
Message claims that if the characters "'" appear between the first and second names of the friends listed in your Facebook chat, it means that they have been hacked. It further warns that if you try to chat with these hacked friends, you will also be open to attack.
Published: 24th March 2011
Hacker Warning Hoax - Do Not Accept Friend Requests From Bobby Roberts
Message warns people not to accept friend requests from Bobby Roberts because he is a hacker and his name will "destroy everything".
Published: 14th March 2011
Friendship Inquiries Hacker Alert Hoax
Alert posted on Facebook and other networks warns users not to accept friendship inquiries from Roland Dreyer, Matthias Damberger, Mario Sommer, Fabian Berneder or Frank Becker because they are hackers intent on destroying your hard disk.
Published: 9th November 2010
Rehana 27 From Leicister Hacker Warning Hoax
Message warns users not to add 27 year old Rehana from "leicister" because she is a hacker.
Published: 25th June 2010
Hacker Hoax Warning - Do Not Accept dr3am_rock or Linda M
Message warns that a hacker that uses the address "firstname.lastname@example.org" or the nick name "Linda M" can take over the computers of those who simply accept him as a contact.
Published: April 2009
Simon Ashton Email Hacker Hoax
Message warns that simply accepting an email from a sender called Simon Ashton (email@example.com) will allow him to hack your email account as well as the accounts of others on your email contact list
Updated: March 2009
Bum_tnoo7 Hacker Warning Hoax
Message warns that the address firstname.lastname@example.org is a hacker and simply adding it to your contact list can result in your computer being hacked.
Updated: August 2007
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