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Old 11-16-2011, 08:18 PM
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Facebook Users Hit by Porn Attack

The news feeds of thousands of Facebook users were flooded with violent and pornographic photographs after an attack by hackers, a spokeswoman for the social networking site has confirmed.

Users around the world were confronted with the videos and images - some of which were doctored to show pornographic pictures of celebrities including teen star Justin Bieber.

A Facebook spokeswoman in the UK said that the website had seen an increased amount of spam in the last 24 hours but it was "under control".

Users were tricked into pasting malicious software into their browsers, which in turn resulted in the sharing of offensive content, she said.

"Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us," the spokeswoman said.

"Recently, we experienced a spam attack that exploited a browser vulnerability. Our team responded quickly and we have eliminated most of the spam caused by this attack.

"We are now working to improve our systems to better defend against similar attacks in the future."

The spokeswoman said that no user data or accounts were compromised during the cyber attack.

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:05 PM
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i didn't wake up to any porn on my facebook:(

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:20 PM
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no data compromised? bullshit!

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Re: Facebook Users Hit by Porn Attack

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i didn't wake up to any porn on my facebook:(
Me neither

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:16 AM
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Re: Facebook Users Hit by Porn Attack

Apaprent;ly it's true. not sure why i clicked in here as i dont have facebook.
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Facebook have acknowledged the spam attack that began slightly more than a day ago explaining what was causing users to see pornographic and other disturbing photos on their friends walls.

According to Facebook's statement the people behind the attack are exploiting a browser vulnerability that allows "self-XSS". XSS is shorthand in security circles for cross-site scripting.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:36 AM
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show pornographic pictures of celebrities including teen star Justin Bieber.

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Old 11-17-2011, 09:10 AM
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Ahh spew, i missed out.

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Re: Facebook Users Hit by Porn Attack

I didnt get any either and hoped some of these disturbing porn images would be in this link

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