Facebook has been hit with two different issues recently, the first being a bug that sent friend requests to every profile that a user visited. The glitch was widely reported on Twitter, with users sharing screenshots and videos of the issue. The bug was reported in Bangladesh, Philippines, and Sri Lanka and was quickly fixed by the company.
Meta, the company that owns Facebook, issued an apology to users, saying that the bug had been resolved and that they were sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.The second issue concerns a scam that targets Facebook users.
In this scam, scammers create fake ChatGPT pages on Facebook and use them to distribute malware to unsuspecting victims. They take over a Facebook account or page and make it look like an authentic
ChatGPT page by changing the username and setting the ChatGPT logo as the profile picture.
They then run Facebook ads offering links to the supposed ‘latest version of ChatGPT, GPTV4’. When the victim downloads this version, it actually deploys a stealer malware into their device, compromising their security.This scam emerged as a serious threat to users’ privacy and security.
Caution should be exercised when downloading anything from unknown sources on the internet. Furthermore, CloudSEK, a cybersecurity firm, revealed that their investigation had found 13 fake Facebook pages/accounts dedicated to spreading the malware. These accounts had around 5 lakh followers, making the issue all the more concerning. Facebook has yet to issue a statement
on this particular scam.