A warning message about accepting a Facebook friend request from a hacker has recently been making rounds online.
Particularly, the Facebook profile that users have been urged to steer clear of is named Jayden K Smith, but it's all a big hoax.
What The Jayden K Smith Facebook Hack Was Said To Do
To set the record straight, the supposed threat is described as such: When a Facebook user accepts the friend request from the so-called hacker Jayden K Smith, their accounts and all their friends' in their networks will get hacked.
Here's one example of it:
"Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it," the warning message reads.
The Internet Reacts To The Jayden K Smith Facebook Hack
As is the nature of the internet, online users have been cracking jokes at the whole situation, taking things to Twitter with the hashtag #JaydenKSmith.
— Eric Lee Huffman (@EricLeeHuffman) July 10, 2017
Now here's a viral FB message I can get behind! #JaydenKSmith pic.twitter.com/RBOMWYgjQY — Jessie (@jessiejensen) July 10, 2017
Is it okay to follow #JaydenKSmith on Twitter? #askingforafriend pic.twitter.com/lOMMA1o2bK — Kevin Hunsperger (@kevinhunsperger) July 10, 2017
— Terry Purdom (@tpurdom) July 10, 2017
In defense of the people spreading the word, a huge portion of them is probably doing so in good faith.
To boil things down, the Jayden K Smith Facebook hack is just a hoax, so there's no need to warn friends and family about it.
In other related news, Facebook recently reached 2 billion monthly users, which is one of the many factors how things like this instantly becomes rampant on the internet when they go viral on the social media platform.
Did you see the warning message on your Facebook Feed? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.