Facebook warnings ask readers not to accept a user called “Nuran Katikoy” because he/she is a hacker than will compromise your online security.
Examples of the warning can be seen below –
I was just warned that Nuran Katikoy is hacker. Do not accept his friend requests on Messenger or anywhere else.
BEWARE! BEWARE!! BEWARE!!!
IF YOU ARE A READER OF THIS PAGE, BEWARE OF NURAN KATIKOY’S FRIENDSHIP. IT IS A HACKER. IT’S SYSTEM IS CONNECTED TO FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. IF YOU ACCEPT HIM, YOU WILL BE ATTACKED.
Other examples of the warning point to a specific Facebook account like the one below –
Please tell all the people on your messenger list not to accept nuran katikoy’s friend request. [Link removed]
He’s a hacker, and the system is connected to your facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you’ll be attacked, so make sure all your friends know. Thank you.
Just like the plethora of hacker warnings that came before this most recent example, this is completely fake. Such warnings that purport a nefarious hacker can “hack” your accounts or your computer just by being merely accepting as a friend are overly alarmist and simply untrue.
Accepting a friend request isn’t enough to have your computer hacked, though it can put your privacy at risk if you accept friend requests from strangers which can lead to threats including identity theft, so regardless of these hacker warnings being fake, you still shouldn’t be accepting people you don’t know on social media. Read more information about that here.
This is just the latest in a string of hacker warnings that largely follow the same format. At the same time an equally spurious warning has been spreading warning readers not to accept a user called Jayden K Smith. Shortly before that an identical warning changed the name to Anwar Jitou and past warnings have advised users to avoid accepting Christopher and Jessica Davies. All these warnings are fake.