In the wake of reports and subsequent admission by Facebook that it had faced a security breach, Facebook users now have to put up with a hoax message that their accounts have been hacked. Barely a week after Facebook admitted to a breach that compromised the accounts of 50 million users including those of Mark Zuckerburg and the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, users have been receiving a message.
The message claims that the account has been cloned and takes the form of a chain mail to spread the message to other users. However, the message does not have any virus attachment with it, and that is a relief. Users who need to check if their accounts have been hacked can do so in a few simple steps.
Users need to click on settings, and then on the Security and Login Tab which will give information about location and device used for accessing the Facebook account. If the list shows locations of devices that are not yours, then you can click on the ‘Not You’ button to the right of the list.
Source : cnet.com