back to article Twitter 'news' spreads faster than Ebola #FakeCures #Malware

Social media has become a conduit for the spread of fake cures and treatments for Ebola. As if that weren't bad enough, confusion about the epidemic is also being harnessed to push malware and other cybercrime scams, security watchers warn. The hoaxes began in the Twittersphere with the spread of false ways to treat Ebola. …

  1. Elmer Phud

    As Expected

    "The hoaxes began in the Twittersphere "

    Hashtags are nice little lures.

    But, but -- what happned to the deposit from Satan's own anus -- Facebook?

    Has Twitter now taken over as the main way to catch prey?

    Where will the next title of Beelzebub's Bottom offerings be attatched?

    (insert here a load of guff about 'I don't have' and other such gems about 'douchebags')

  2. Terry 6 Silver badge

    Attitude problem

    Sadly, the growing prevalence of the belief that the authorities are lying to us, whenever anything happens has meant that there are a lot of people who will trust rumours and whispers ahead of any factual statement. It's only an extension of the way that people will choose to believe utter crap if it suits them.

    All TwitFace and the like do is provide a much more efficient manure spreader.

    1. Graham Marsden

      Re: Attitude problem

      > the growing prevalence of the belief that the authorities are lying to us

      Perhaps if they *STOPPED* lying to us, then, we might actually start believing them.

      (Yes, I know, it's a silly idea...)

  3. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    "Perhaps if they *STOPPED* lying to us"

    No chance of that happening in our lifetimes...

  4. RobZee

    Bleach 100% Reliable

    Bleach is 100% reliable at killing Ebola (as well as every other known virus). The problem is, ingesting it will kill you too !!

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