HOAX: ‘Red Alert’ About Virus That Burns Hard Drives Untrue, Despite Going Viral On Facebook

A “red alert” has gone viral on Facebook, warning of “the worst virus announced by CNN,” which burns users’ hard drives, but no such virus exists, and the red alert is a hoax, according to Sophos’ Naked Security blog.

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A “red alert” has gone viral on Facebook, warning of “the worst virus announced by CNN,” which burns users’ hard drives, but no such virus exists, and the red alert is a hoax, according to Sophos’ Naked Security blog.

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