This Virus Really Sucks (Blood, That Is)

Inflammatory much?

A recent post going around Facebook claims that a link about a game called Twilight: Breaking Dawn contains “the worst virus ever,” and that’s according to Facebook (well, at least, according to the post that statement comes from Fb). The most popular version of the post also claims that this story aired on CNN.

Big surprise. Very little of this is true.

Last week, there were threats about a virus that people would pick up through a fake Twilight game site. That’s about as much truth as I can extract from the post, though.

There is no evidence showing that Facebook called the virus the “worst ever” anything. I can’t even find a mention of the Breaking Dawn virus on CNN at all.

Am I just really bad at searching for video clips? I don’t think so. I think that this is just another lame attempt to get people riled up over absolutely nothing. I’m not saying that there aren’t serious viruses out there that won’t jack your computer up in a very serious way. There are, and you can catch them from links that have gone around Facebook.

I’m not even saying that you won’t get some kind of virus from this mystical game site.

What I’m saying is that this is not the end of the world. In fact, it’s not even close. It’s no more threatening than most of the other viruses that you might encounter online on any given day. Whoever started this hoax must have a really big head about his lame-o virus-designing skills.


~ by facebookhoaxes on April 29, 2011.

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