Here's the latest Facebook hoax you should know about

Tuesday, 09 Oct, 2018

"Good Luck", reads a common message spreading across Facebook.

On Sept. 25, Facebook's engineering team discovered a security issue affecting nearly 50 million accounts where hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in Facebook's code that allowed them to take over people's accounts.

Last year, a real cloning epidemic hit Facebook, but unlike that incident, this one has been proven as false. Only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it. No bugs or viruses are now plaguing Facebook users. If it has, report the profile to Facebook.

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An investigation into how the breach occurred is still ongoing, Facebook said in a release. The app changed the user experience with customisable sections for politics, technology, food, and other subjects. It also recommends forwarding the message to everyone you know and provides instructions on how to do so.

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Your account isn't hacked, there are no duplicate friend requests and you did not receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to.

Some users who forwarded the message took to social media, saying their accounts have been hacked. The message claims that the sender received a suspicious friend request from you, and that the proper way to address this disturbing news is to immediately share the message they sent to you with all your friends. They just fell into the hoax hole that seems to keep on growing. "It's insane. My friends are too", tweeted one user.

Kelso said the best thing you can do is just ignore it and delete it.