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Facebook hacked, users seeing images of porn and violence

By Leeky
Nov 15, 2011
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  1. Escalating numbers of Facebook users are reportedly being flooded with graphic images containing pornography, violence, self-mutilation and bestiality. The issue was first reported a couple of days ago, in a…

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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,627   +113

    I'd noticed a few posts with people saying they had been tagged in pictures and videos of a sexual nature and to ignore them. But wasn't aware it was due to a hack, just thought it was targeted nastiness.
     
  3. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 925   +247

    Terrible. Uncalled for. But funny.
     
  4. spam =/= hack
    social engineering =/= hack
    this article's title == fail
     
  5. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 422   +42

    urm but this has been around for years. Always the same kind of "girl commits suicide after dad embarrasses her" kind of thing..
     
  6. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Facebook was not hacked... When someone tricks you into clicking something that takes your log in information it is not a hack... it is a phishing scam.... The primary difference is that a hack is due to the lack of security of the website... a phishing scam is due to either a lack of careful web browsing or just plain stupidity on the part of the user... Facebook as a social networking site can not really do anything about these hacks unless they prevent the ability for people to post links to other websites which isn't going to happen. What happens on these other websites is not under Facebook's control and yes they can black list those sites but by the time they learn of them millions of people are going to of already been effected and the perpetrators will create a new site... the only way to prevent these things from happening is for users to learn their lesson.... and the actress mentioning the problem just needs to change her password on her facebook to keep from putting these things out of her account... this is not similar to myspace's demise which was due to the spam that myspace put on every page... this is ALL about the user.... man up and take responsibility you piles...
     
  7. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Rookie Posts: 88

    people shouldn't click on things that are vague and don't have much information. sometimes it may not be as obvious but you should still ask the person, hey what is this? start a conversation before clicking a link. Never click a link unless you are sure it is legitimate!
     
  8. monrayl

    monrayl TS Member Posts: 74

    I agree with you 100%. One can never be too careful on the net.
     
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,535   +327

    I guess i'm glad I only use facebook on my iPhone and only when I get an alert, No stealing my details!
    Although in a way facebook was asking for this, I just hope it has affected more people out there to push people to try other services.
     
  10. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    Oh come on, can't we let this slide? We all know Techspot needs the pageviews... /sarcasm
     
  11. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 467   +85

    Where do you get "=/=" from, its "1 != 2"

    Also Facebook is way to popular and deserves all the flak it gets =P If you are stupid, then deal with it.
     
     
  12. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Maniac Posts: 482   +8

    If you're thinking about deleting facebook...just do it. Whether you're an actress or just a regular user, don't invest too much thought in it. The world has more than enough problems for you to ponder without the status of your digital presence being in question...
     
  13. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    The bad thing is that this requires thinking, the good thing is that this puts food on my table.
     
  14. My account is spammed with Mafia Wars and Farmville. Does this count?
     
  15. viperfl

    viperfl TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I have been getting these images from people who are on my friends list. When I notify the people what's happening, some of them don't have a clue what's going on. When I tell them there account has been hacked, they give me the usual, "HUH?" These people should not own a computer.
     
  16. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    if you have 5000 friends on facebook, you're doin' social media wrong..
     
  17. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    I giggled; thanks Guest…
     
  18. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    lol, lame xD
     
  19. Actually seeing as this is a forum and no one here is attempting to dynamically execute their C or C++ code, then I would say it's actually "is" or "is not".

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 113   +12

    Good, let all the users delete there accounts, perhaps this will weed out all the stupid people from Facebook and only leave the intelligent ones who are smart enough to know you don't have to click two links and enter your password etc to view a video!!!

    I have received these types of posts far too often, and then have to lecture the person about it. This isn't Facebook's fault, it is the fault of the *****s clicking the links and not using their brain and actually THINKING about why this fantastic video they have been told about isn't available right away without having to click a link!!! Unreal.
     
  21. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    /b/ Trolling hard
     
  22. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    Thank god for Google+
     
  23. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 113   +12

    What bothers me is how they're referring to this as a "HACK", which is bullshit. This isn't a hack, it more closely resembles a "trojan", where you scam someone into giving away their information due to their own stupidity. This isn't a hack job at all.
     
  24. I like how the article says people are threatening to delete their account. Who really gives a **** that you delete it.... noone .... its not going to affect the millions of other people!! There is no way to stop all the spam, unless you remove all the ****** who currently use Facebook who are clicking on these links. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the link is fake.
     
  25. That would only leave a handful of people...
     


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