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'Invitation Facebook' Virus Alert Is a Hoax


(UPDATED) You may come across an announcement like the following in the form of a Facebook status update or a forwarded email. Either way, it's false:

PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS NOTICE TO YOUR CONTACTS! In the coming days, you should be aware. Do not open any message with an attachment called: INVITATION FACEBOOK, regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch that burns the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone you had in your address book. If you receive a mail called: INVITATION FACEBOOK, though sent by a friend, DO NOT OPEN IT and DELETE IT. Post this on your wall PLEASE

If you're curious about where the misinformation came from, it's a rewording of a hoax older than Facebook itself. Read the details...

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