Angelina Jolie Suicide Video a Hoax; Malware! Be Warned

By , Updated Aug 24, 2016 03:10 AM EDT
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Don't click everything you see; specially if it's about your favorite Hollywood stars. Few days ago, a supposed video of Angelina Jolie's suicide video circulated online, causing enough hype to drum up some serious hacking on the internet. But prior to the video, news broke that Jolie committed suicide and to make things even more catchy, the rumors were spread linking to CNN.

The news is now confirmed to be a malware that when viewers click on it, they will be asked to approve the malwares supposed legitimate app and they can freely post news on the viewers social media page, particularly Facebook.

Snopes revealed that, the malware, despite not targeting any privacy breach at this moment, it is still a virus that implicates legit social media accounts to hoax celebrity news. Angelina Jolie is not the first Hollywood celebrity to be a victim of such hoax news.

Aside from Angelina Jolie, other celebrities victimized by such malware include Jim Carrey, Jaden Smith, John Cena, Vin Diesel and Nicolas Cage. Other cases of these celebrity hoax news can go as far as stealing the user's personal information, free access on their social media pages and total occupation of page and sites of the user.

CNN did not report such news, but the "viral video" of the supposed Angelina Jolie suicide video indicated that the source was CNN, making viewers more prone to access the link. Once they click on the Angelina Jolie video, they will be asked to approve a certain app in order to view the link. Once they click on it, the source will be able to freely post these types of videos on the person's Facebook timeline and possible, other social media pages.

Read more about celebrity malware news and update like that of the Angelina Jolie hoax video on Game & Guide

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