If you have been on Facebook this week, then you have seen all of the posts of people saying they are hacked. Along with this, they say not to accept friend requests from them. This has a lot of people confused, so I am are here to explain what is really going on. People just simply share what they see and don't do the research first.

Does this mean you were hacked?

If you get this message, it doesn't mean you were hacked. First off, it starts by saying, "Hi....I actually got another friend request from you which I ignored so you may want to check your account." People are cutting and pasting this to everyone.

That doesn't mean they got a friend request from you at all. They are sending it to all their friends as the post explains you should do.

The rest of the post says, "Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too....I had to do the people individually. PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW friendship FROM ME AT THIS TIME."

Also, if they got a friend request from you this means someone copied your account, not hacked it. They will make a new account that looks like yours. They will then try to add your friends and spam them. This could be to get their information or to get them to click on a link.

In the future, please remember that if someone is getting friend requests from a second account with your name you could not have been hacked.

They simply copied your information. Once a few people report this, that account will get shut down and you won't have anything to worry about at all.

Facebook was hacked

The real story here is that Facebook was hacked and they let everyone know about it. This happened, but it has nothing to do with this chain letter you are passing around or how you think that you were hacked.

CNN explained that Facebook shared they were hacked, but didn't give out a lot of details.

This means someone could have gotten into your account and read things. It is possible they did and possible they didn't. They were not in every single account on Facebook. If you are worried, simply change your password and move on with life.

They got into accounts of about 50 million people making this a huge hack on Facebook. There is no word yet on what they even did or if they did anything. They also haven't shared who did the attack at this time.

Regardless, these two things are not related at all. Please do your research before sharing a post with all of your friends and making them worry.

Did you believe you were hacked? Changing your password every so often is still a great idea to be safe.