Brad Pitt Death Hoax Story Could Kill Your Computer

9/27/2016 2:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brad Pitt is alive and well, and if you click on a story claiming otherwise ... it could expose your phone, computer or other device to hackers.

Facebook is warning users not to click on what appears to be a FOX News report about Brad's death. If you do fall for it, and enter the requested info ... the bad guys can get your passwords and control of your account.

The malware is evil genius -- the hackers clearly preying on the public's interest in all things Brad and Angelina Jolie.

If you've already fallen for it (pretty embarrassing, eh?) ... FB suggests changing your password immediately and running its malware software scanner.