Beware! It’s a Cyber World – 'White Gift Box with a Blue Ribbon/Lace' Facebook FarmVille Virus Warning: Summary
Message circulating on Facebook users especially among FarmVille online gamers that warns about the threat of a virus associated with the opening of a ‘White Gift Box Tied Up with Blue Lace’. Further the recipient is being asked to re-post the message on his/her wall to get aware his/her friends on Facebook.
|Facebook FarmVille Virus Hoax: White Gift Box with Blue Lace/Ribbon |
Before jumping to the explanation and final conclusion; let’s have a look to the contents of the warning message which looks like the one shown below:
|Facebook Virus Warning Message Related to Facebook FarmVille White Gift Box |
And reads like ….
ATTENTION !!! EVERY FARMVILLE NEIGHBOR - THERE IS A WHITE GIFT BOX ...surrounded by a blue lace. It says "someone has sent you a gift" ... IT ISN'T BEING SENT BY FARMVILLE !!! IT'S A VIRUS!!! PLEASE DO NOT OPEN.. PLEASE COPY A PASTE THIS ON YOUR WALL SO THAT WE CAN ALL PROTECT EACH OTHER...........Very important KEEP IT GOING
Beware! It’s a Cyber World – 'White Gift Box with a Blue Ribbon/Lace' Facebook FarmVille Virus Warning: Explanation
The warning message penetrating through the masses on Facebook’s FarmVille Players asking to be careful about a possible virus threat linked with the opening of White Gift Box Tied up with Blue Lace. The message in question is like a re-born Facebook hoax that was earlier made inroads among Facebook users in 2010.
FarmVille is certainly one of the more popular Facebook applications to spread across Facebook, produced by software company Zynga, the same company which has many other hits on its credit such as Mafia Wars.
You can imagine the popularity of the FarmVille, as a Bulgarian Councillor was sacked in early 2010 because of his addiction to it. According to TELEGRAPH UK; the proposal to remove Dimitar Kerin from his respective municipal committee came from Todor Hristov, a former member of Kerin’s party, who has argued that Kerin “needs more time for his virtual farm.”
Whatever gains popularity on internet; the cyber criminals try to take advantage of it in the form of scams, spam, and hoaxes as it happened in this case last year and still happening with few changes in the warning message.
Few of the examples of FarmVille related hoax messages spread last year are given below:
1. White Gift Box With A Blue Ribbon? Farmville virus or hoax?
Published on Naked Security on 9th June 2010
2. The FarmVille ‘Three Spring Eggs’ Virus Hoax
Published on Virus Experts on March 29, 2010.
3. Facebook FarmVille Group Hoaxes
Published on That’s Nonsense as on 2nd January, 2010
Beware! It’s a Cyber World – 'White Gift Box with a Blue Ribbon/Lace' Facebook FarmVille Virus Warning: Conclusion
Same like last year the current virus warning message related to Facebook Farmville has no credible evidence to prove its authenticity. No cyber security company or anti-virus experts have given any hints about such threat. Therefore, the recent message is also a baseless HOAX and should not be re-posted.