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‘Watch Your Video’ Virus Hits Vietnamese Facebook Users

Last week, Facebook locked thousands of users accounts following what’s been labeled as the biggest information hack in the history of the internet.

Now, members of the world’s largest social network are being warned to keep an eye out for a new wave of malicious activity, reports Tuoi Tre.

Facebook users in Vietnam and across the globe have been receiving messages asking them to click on a link to watch a video of themselves.

If you get this message, do not give into the temptation. 

The messages, which have been going out since Monday, read: “This video belong [sic] to you? That’s funny, Click for [sic] watch video,” and redirects to which tells users to install a browser add-on to view the film. The link also contains a thumbnail which shows the profile picture of the recipient.

Nguyen Minh Duc, an Internet security expert at tech firm FPT told Tuoi Tre, “When your Facebook friends send you that message, it means they have been infected with a virus.

It seems that many users in Vietnam have been fooled this way.”

After being infected, users will automatically send a similar link to their entire friend’s list.

That’s it. I’m going back to My Space.

[Tuoi Tre]

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