First off, Brad Pitt is alive, and besides his pending divorce from Angelina Jolie, he’s also very well. But that didn’t stop hoaxsters from creating the fake claim Pitt had indeed passed away.
Before you click out of curiosity, the bogus story came complete with a bad case of malware, that could expose your phone, computer or other device to hackers.
Facebook is warning users not to click on what appears to be a FOX News report about Brad’s death. If you do fall for it, and enter the requested info … the bad guys can get your passwords and control of your account. The malware is evil genius — the hackers clearly preying on the public’s interest in all things Brad and Angelina Jolie. If you’ve already fallen for it (pretty embarrassing, eh?) … FB suggests changing your password immediately and running its malware software scanner. h/t tmz
Come on internet! Can’t a soon-to-be single guy catch a break?