Facebook hit by massive spam attack; more than 60 lakh accounts hacked. edit: spammed

KDroid

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A massive spam attack has hit Facebook, causing significant problems for the social networking site. Facebook accounts are being flooded with graphic images of violence and pornography. According to reports, more than two lakhs Facebook accounts from Bangalore have been attacked. A number of users have complained that their profile pictures have been put on porn sites. Globally, more than 60 lakh Facebook accounts have been reportedly hacked since Sunday night.The virus, rapidly spreading across the social network, has flooded accounts with gruesome images of hardcore porn and violence. Facebook has also acknowledged the presence of the virus and is presently investigating the matter.

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KDroid

KDroid

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Facebook has deleted all such content now. I received couple of messages with disturbing attachments.

Now,
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socrates

In the zone
And now comes the denial
Facebook has rejected reports of hacking of its users' accounts in India. It also denied claims that the profile pictures of its users were transferred to any unwanted site.
“There have been inaccurate reports of Facebook users' accounts being hacked. This is not true. Users photos are not being transferred to an unwanted site and no accounts have been compromised,” says Facebook. “Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us. We are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms, and take action on those who is responsible for these types of content.”
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RCuber

The Mighty Unkel!!!
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I don't have a Facebook account :) but unfortunately every other person I know who has a Facebook account is least concerned uneducated about his/her privacy settings!! ..
 

RCuber

The Mighty Unkel!!!
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What?? :grin:
I guess you are very few of those people who visit online forums but don't have facebook account.

Well I consider TDF as my first and probably the best Social network I had ever been a member of :)

I am paranoid about privacy :) .

BTW .. if I am against Social Network ..., does it make me Anti-Social? :D
 

jayantr7

In the zone
Facebook has deleted all such content now. I received couple of messages with disturbing attachments.

Now,
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I also got this message 1 week ago from my friend, and I thought the person by mistake deleted it. Hopefully, it's over now. :lol:
 
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KDroid

KDroid

Cyborg Agent
Well I consider TDF as my first and probably the best Social network I had ever been a member of :)

Yeah!

These days, I check out my User CP more than I used to check out my fb notifications. Thanx to TDF, I've almost got rid of Facebook. :D
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
Well I consider TDF as my first and probably the best Social network I had ever been a member of :)

I am paranoid about privacy :) .

BTW .. if I am against Social Network ..., does it make me Anti-Social? :D

No, actually it makes you more social. (you can call it, anti-e-social though ;) )
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
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I don't have a Facebook account :) but unfortunately every other person I know who has a Facebook account is least concerned uneducated about his/her privacy settings!! ..

True. People not even care to increase account protection even after FB warns about it during every login. BTW I remember very well that you had a siggy mentioning "I will never be found online may be its gmail, fb or whatever, but on TDF, yeah" :)

What?? :grin:
I guess you are very few of those people who visit online forums but don't have facebook account.

I have it from 2006, but deactivated it :p
 
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