Sorry, The Jessica Alba 'Sex Tape' Is A Big Ol' Scam
It should go without saying, but if you've recently been offered an invitation to watch a 'sex tape' featuring Jessica Alba on Facebook, don't click on it. It is, of course, bollocks. Balderdash, phony, an outrageous lie.
Alba may have a sex tape. We cannot confirm or deny that. But this apparent leak touring the Internet isn't it.
Now most of us in our 20s and beyond can spot online viruses like nobody's business but for anyone reading from 'Gen Z', then listen up youths.
There's a scam been doing the rounds recently, tricking you, a harmless Facebook user, into downloading stuff that will not only completely wreck your computer/laptop but post OTT advertising on your accounts such as porn and false get-rich-quick schemes.
Researchers at Cyren discovered the virus, which they said is spreading further than its Facebook confines.
It's most harmful when accessed via Google Chrome. Once opened, users will be sent to a fake YouTube site which will lead to whole other string of pop-up problems.
Jessica Alba. Image: PA
Facebook recently responded to the malware rise, saying it uses, "automated systems to help stop harmful links and files from appearing on Facebook."
It added. "These systems blocked the majority of the malicious activity, and the affected extensions are no longer active on our platform.
"The relevant parties have also removed these extensions from their browser stores."
Be wary, lads. Or, you know, just not massively gullible.
Featured image credit: PA