After Anwar Jitou, Jayden K Smith becomes new non-existent hacker

Tech- and hoax-related websites have called out the fake warning, saying it is simply a continuation in a string of senseless messages about hackers who gain access to your computer by befriending you on Facebook.

By Author   |   Published: 10th Jul 2017   3:11 pm
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Continuing the mischief of spreading hoax messages online, some netizens appear to have circulated a variant of a previous hoax warning against a Facebook hacker called Anwar Jitou. Several websites have reported that this time, the mischief-makers have only changed the name from Anwar Jitou to Jayden K Smith, and that the message is spreading like an impossible intercontinental wildfire. Tech- and hoax-related websites have called out the fake warning, saying it is simply a continuation in a string of senseless messages about hackers who gain access to your computer by befriending you on Facebook. Such a penetration of computer security is itself laughably impossible, say the webites, including Hoax-SlayerDevon Live and That’s Nonsense.

The hoax message goes something like this: 

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. Thanks. Forwarded as received.

Here’s a sample from Twitter: 

Understandably, the hoax message sparked off several jokes about the ‘warning’ and the mysterious hacker Jayden. Here are a few: