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

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  1. KDroid

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    ya heard of it...but no such feed in my fb till now...using mobile...
     
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    d6bmg BMG ftw!!

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    I saw that too in the news, but luckily for me, I've not got any such feed(s).
     
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    Facebook has deleted all such content now. I received couple of messages with disturbing attachments.

    Now,
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    And now comes the denial
    Facebook says no accounts were hacked during - Online Best Latest Price Reviews | Features in India
     
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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!! ..
     
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    d6bmg BMG ftw!!

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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.
     
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    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
     
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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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    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
     
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    d6bmg BMG ftw!!

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

    I have it from 2006, but deactivated it :p
     
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    so is this spam attack automated or it gets initiated after clicking some link (like videos)?
     
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    ^^Yeah, after clickilng on some "external" links, which are made to lure you to click on them.
     
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    Twitter. :)
     
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    Till date, neither I haven't joined, nor tried. Actually never felt the need.
     
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    Thanks to GTA 4, I always read twitter with an "a". :|

    :p
     
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    then my guess is, 99% victim are boys :grin: reason you know.
     
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    Didn't get it. :oops:

    Yep :D
     

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