According to a message that is circulating rapidly on Facebook, you should not accept anything from a person called Lucia Hernandez (Luciana) because she is a hacker.
The message claims that the hacker has her system connected to your Facebook messenger account. It warns that, if one of your friends accepts her, you will also be hacked.
However, the claims in the message are untrue. In fact, the post is just one more in a long-running series of almost identical Facebook hacker hoaxes.
From time to time, somebody adds a new name to an older version of the hoax and reposts it on Facebook. Often, the new version will quickly go viral on the network.
All of these friend request hacker warnings are hoaxes. As I discuss in more detail in a related article, the hacker scenario described in these hoax warnings is not valid. Even the most clever hacker cannot take control of your Facebook account just by being added to your Facebook friends list. For a hacking attempt to work, some sort of file transfer or exchange of information must take place or the victim must take some sort of action such as installing malware.
And, such hoaxes are far from harmless. They spread misinformation. And more importantly, they can unfairly damage the reputations of ordinary Facebook users who have done nothing wrong. The hoaxes often use names shared by many people around the world.
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If you receive one of these fake hacker warnings, do not help spread it by sharing or liking. And, let the person who posted it know that the claims in the message are untrue.
An example of the hoax message:
Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept anything from Lucia Hernandez (Luciana). She has a picture of her sitting by the water) She 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. Hold your finger down on the message. At the bottom in the middle it will say forward. Hit that then click on the names of those in your list and it will send to them
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