Facebook users are being warned to watch out for a damaging new virus that is spreading across the social platform. Security researchers have warned that hackers are able to hijack notifications to trick users into clicking on the malicious links.
The malware is hiding itself in notifications that appear to be sent from user's friends and family. once these notifications are opened, the virus downloads itself onto the device where users are tricked into installing the cyber bug. The virus has raised so much concern becuase it's almost impossible to know if a notification is legitimate or from a scammer.
According to HackRead, the problem appears to be linked with a fault in Google Chrome, as it disguises itself as an extension of the browser.
It's thought that other browsers including Safari and Edge aren't affected by the bug.
The news comes after Facebook users were warned not to open any emails claiming to be from the company.
This followed a warning from cyber security experts that criminals were spoofing official correspondence to trick users into handing over their personal details through fake log-in pages.