Hot on the footsteps of the Jayden K Smith and Anwar Jitou hacker warnings comes another warning that claims users should be on the lookout for user Lizzie Borden and accepting her friend request will get you hacked.
An example is below –
Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept a Lizzie Borden friendship request. She is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, everyone gets hacked. It’s gonna be a hack fest. For real. And it will be all your fault because you didn’t forward it to everyone.
It’s a joke mocking earlier hoax hacker warnings that managed to viral across the Facebook social networking site. While many Facebook users have posted the warning knowing that it is just a joke, others have not understood the reference and misunderstood it to be a genuine warning.
So for those whose history isn’t up to par, Lizzie Borden was a woman who gained infamy when she was charged and later acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. Both had been killed with a hatchet (hacked) and Borden – despite not ever being convicted – still remained a primary suspect in the case ever since.
As such the claim that adding Lizzie Borden as a friend on Facebook will result in you getting “hacked” is just a joke, making fun of Borden’s notoriety and these silly hoax warnings that continue to plague Facebook.