Another fake hacker warning is spreading across Facebook with the name Fabrizio Brambilla. The warning claims this hacker has a photo of a dog in his profile picture- however all other details in the warning are identical to a series of previous hacker warnings that have all turned out to be fake.
An example of this hacker warning can be seen below –
Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept anything from Fabrizio Brambilla. He has a foto with a dog. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your messanger account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks. Forwarded as received.
It’s just the latest in a string of identically worded hoaxes that pranksters begin to circulate, only changing the name of the alleged hacker. We have warning of these hoaxes a number of times on this site, especially over the last 4 months from the date of this article.
To briefly recap – it’s a hoax. And an old hoax at that, with its roots going back to the 1990s when similar hoaxes were directed as users of MSN Messenger and email. Accepting a friend request doesn’t automatically provide a hacker access to your account. We don’t advise adding strangers on Facebook, but the claims in these silly warnings are overly alarmist nonsense and dozens of versions of this hoax with different names have spread in the past. They’re all false.
We have gone in a little more detail when past hoaxes have spread, so for the sake of not repeating ourselves every time one of these warnings begins to circulate, you can read any of the other fake hacker warnings we’ve written about using any of the links below.