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Some scary zombie stories started circulating the Internet for the past few days, putting us all in doubt of a zombie apocalypse. It all began with the Miami face-eating zombie man and the student who ate the brain and heart of his roommate. These stories were really shocking and some even referred them to be zombie-like behavior. Even I thought it would be a good time to make some jokes and say it’s the beginning of the zombie apocalypse because we all know there is no such thing happening. Although, now things are starting get a little too serious as some scammers have decided to make this as an opportunity to hunt innocent people to click on malicious links and websites.
According to Security News Daily, scammers who claiming to have exclusive video footage of these stories are now trying get people into clicking and viewing those videos and photos, which leads to harmful viruses. It has been confirmed that in addition to that security footage video, no other video was released regarding the Miami zombie scene. So whenever you stumble into contents like these titles be sure not to click on the links.
Another scam, actually a prank is currently going around the Internet, which fools people into believing that a virus called LQP-79 has tuned all these people into zombies and caused them to eat human flesh. Those pranksters have already made some websites to fool these people. But as real as this may sound its totally fake. There is no such thing as LQP-79 Zombie Apocalypse Virus. This prank actually went too serious and even the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had to make a statement on it. They also said that there is no such thing as zombies.
“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)…” CDC spokesperson David Daigle told Huffington Post in a statement.
Scammers and hackers are always looking for more ways to take advantage of latest trending topics and spread more viruses around the Internet. So always be careful out there and try to visit only trusted websites in the web.
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