Attorney General: Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Reports of Malicious Facebook Video

 
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March 26, 2013
 
 
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen
on Reports of Malicious Facebook Video
 
 
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on a malicious video circulating on the social media site Facebook that has prompted warnings in several Connecticut communities:
 
“My office has been in contact with Facebook about this video and the local reports that it has surfaced in Connecticut. Facebook has been very responsive to our requests for information and is working directly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on this matter. The FBI has been aware of this particular video since 2005 and is seeking information on the unknown suspect. Anyone with information can contact an FBI investigator by email at RescueMe@ic.fbi.gov.
 
“I have asked Facebook for a report on its efforts to remove the video and have been told that it has taken the necessary steps to remove this video from its site. Facebook should be diligent in that regard.  Facebook has advised that, contrary to some reports, the video is not a virus, but is being spread through views and shares. If you see a suspicious video link in your newsfeed or on your timeline, do not view or share it. Report it to Facebook immediately, and delete it.”
 
 
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