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Clicking fake Brad Pitt obit could cost you

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 12:50:22-04

A fake Brad Pitt obituary is circulating Facebook. 

But watch out — clicking the link could give a hacker control of your account, according to TMZ.com

The hoax appears to be a breaking news alert from FOX News, but actually is a way for hackers to get access to passwords and other sensitive data through your phone, computer or other devices. 

A Facebook spokesperson talked with CNNMoney about the situation. 

“This malware isn’t new and is known to come from malicious browser extensions,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNNMoney. “Facebook [notifies] people when we detect malware on their computer, and we help them clean it up.”

 

 

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