The latest victim of viral death hoax news is Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. However, reports that he had died recently have been confirmed as false and he is in fact busy filming and promoting his upcoming movies.
The false news broke out on Facebook recently stating that Johnson died while filming a dangerous stunt. Another one detailed that the he fell from a 60-foot cliff while shooting for Fast & Furious 7.
The Rock does not seem to mind the news surrounding his apparent death though, but has since confirmed that he is in fact busy promoting his upcoming movie Hercules: Thracian Wars on Twitter.
Apparently, the false death news is still circulating in social media due to some users clicking and patronizing its links. According to Malware Bytes, the Facebook posts are potentially harmful and contain viruses and other threats to computer data. "In testing, clicking the link took us to a PUP (potentially unwanted program) iLivid install which users of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will find we detect as PUP.Optional.Bandoo (VirusTotal 7 / 51)."
Malware Bytes also warned Facebook users to refrain from sharing, clicking, or installing programs that come with links.
"Of course, Fast & Furious 7 has experienced a rather tragic end for one of the stars of the film but that was away from the movie," states the report.
In his upcoming movie, Hercules, The Rock is shown in a hero avatar with accentuated biceps and triceps. The movie is set in a war torn village where Hercules and his army are faced with the responsibility to prevent enemies conquering their land.
Watch Hercules: Thracian Wars trailer below.