A chain letter very familiar to my generation of hoax connoisseurs has resurfaced with a contemporary twist. Years ago we used to see a lot of chainmail “warning” users of webmail services that their accounts will be deleted unless they prove that they’re active users of the service by forwarding a hoax message. This time, however, the message claims that it’s Facebook which is becoming “too popular”.
Apparently, FB is becoming very slow. Not surprising, if all its active members are forwarding fifteen copies of a chain letter…
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
ESET Senior Research Fellow