In a world in which most online users are quick to copy and paste any post without verification or research the more tech savy hackers and online "Hacktavists" have once again used the "sheeple" of the internet to spread their message thru malware. This message is to stop being so naïve.
It has been discovered that within the recent "Better safe than sorry" FB update on privacy issues a group of hackers placed code that when copied and pasted will infect your phone or computer compiling your data and sending a zip file to sites like 4Chan and Reddit for others to view. It takes 3 hours from posting to compile and send your information.
According to FB staff and well as the FBI Computer Forensics Unit assigned to hacking it has infected over 1 million devices. This malware is increasingly damaging as it pulls all the data from your device including pictures and deleted messages and is distributed publicly, basically fulfilling exactly the opposite of what the were expecting.
This is the same group that claimed credit for the Ashley Madison hack and attempted to coerce them into shutting down. This is a group with a warped moral compass and it looks like they are currently pointing at the users who will post almost anything, stated Claire Kaf at the Daily Mail. According to their announcement on the dark web they have decided to target people who are willing to copy and paste anything regardless of its validity. To this end the fix is rather simple yet embarrassing. If you post " I am a moron, 100,000,000 x's " It must remain on your page for 30 minutes and will then run a program that deletes the malware and any data it compiled. The post must be written exactly as above including the quotations.
It seems the hackers are simply trying to teach us all a lesson about Privacy. Its not as easy as a copy and paste and sometimes when you follow the sheep your actually following the Lamb to the Slaughter.