Beware of "Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson Died Committing Suicide" Celebrity Death Hoax
July 18, 2016
November 17, 2013
Mr. Bean is NOT dead. Rowan Atkinson, English actor and comedian known as Mr. Bean, is another victim of a celebrity death hoax created by cyber-criminals. The hoax was created by cybercriminals with the intention of tricking online users (especially social media users) into installing malicious Facebook applications, or other malicious software. The malicious Facebook application can be used to send spam and other malicious posts to all of your Facebook friends, and the malicious software can be used to infect your computer with a virus, Trojan horse, spyware or ransomware, which steals personal and financial information, or demand a ransom in order to unlock your computer or files.
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The Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) Celebrity Death Hoax
CNN / BBC News update
English Actor Comedian Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) died at 58 after committing suicide. The comedian committed suicide right after the producer remove him on Johnny English 3. Rowan Atkinson(Mr Bean) recorded a suicide video with a message to his producer and fans around the world. (watch more)
This malicious Facebook post tricks Facebook users into installing a malicious Facebook application, by claiming that they can watch Mr.Bean's suicide video. This application will ask you to give it access to your Facebook account, which it will use to send the same hoax to all of your Facebook friends. This celebrity death hoax is similar to the Celine Dion, Will Smith,Shaggy, Rapper Eminem, Jackie Chan, Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus and Angelina Jolie hoaxes.
If you install the malicious Facebook application (DO NOT) by giving it permission to your Facebook account, you will be asked to download a "Facebook Media Plug-in", which the hoax claims you will need in order to view the suicide video. But, there is no video and Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) did not commit suicide. If you install the so-called "Facebook Media Plug-in" by clicking on the link, you will install a malicious computer program that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse. If you have already installed this malicious Facebook application, please click here for instructions on how to remove it.
Remember, do not use Facebook as your legitimate news source. If something is posted on Facebook, please verify it by visiting one of the reputable news websites. And, if you asked to install an application to view a video or any form of information, please do not. Your web browser is capable of viewing most videos without the need to install any additional plug-ins.
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