Over the weekend, Facebook investigated spam that was plaguing users via Facebook chat. According to CNET News, a victim received a friend's Facebook chat message, which read, "LOL is this you?"
and contained a link. Upon clicking the link, the user was sent to a 404-error page, which compromised his or her account, and then used it to spam other Facebook friends. This outbreak is similar to the direct-message "Lol. this you?" direct message Twitter spam
that appeared back in February. A Facebook spokesman told CNET on Friday that it was looking into the incident. But, since then, not much new info has surfaced -- from Facebook or its users. If you've been spammed, report the incident to Facebook, and immediately change your login information. Everybody else should keep a cautious eye open, and never click an unfamiliar link, especially if it's accompanied by 'LOL.'
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