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Porn Images Popping Up On Facebook

Hackers at Work?

November 14, 2011|by Joe Daues KSPR News

It's happened to us, and it's probably happened to you if you use Facebook.   You click on the news feed to see what others are posting and there it is; a graphic image of pornography.

Although none of the news networks or the Associated Press are reporting it yet, several other news organizations are aware of it.    The Christian Post, Gawker, The Examiner, and AVN are all reporting hackers have invaded Facebook with a virus that has plastered porn all over.

From the Christian Post:

The hacks do not seem to have specific targets but happen at random with some user’s newsfeeds being littered with objectionable content and others not seeing anything.

Some of the hacks happen in the form of "click' spam being sent out. A popular spam involves Kim Kardashian with a link to a video. It will say something like "After watching this video I lost all respect for Kim." Upon clicking, the link takes the unsuspecting person nowhere, and hacks the account sending the same spam to all of the user’s friends.

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Other spams include mass messages and tagged photos leading people to believe they are in the link or involved with it because it is not personalized. Those will also have the same result, and continue the spamming of others walls.

Gawker:

They appear as updates on your news feed, but they're attributed to users who have nothing to do with their being posted.

The Examiner:

What started out as a trickle of inappropriate images showing up on Facebook walls and news feeds last week has now turned into tidal wave of images depicting self mutilation, sexual intercourse, bestiality and extreme violence from profiles located around the world.

The attack is exploiting the new photo-enhanced layout of the website, which now places full images in the newsfeed of users when a friend comments on a photograph - even if it is to detail their distaste or disgust, it forces the photograph onto the news feeds of their friends.

AVN:

The hacker group Anonymous has been named as a possible source of the unwanted attacks, though it has not been confirmed.

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