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+ - Anonymous Blamed for Porn Flood Drowning Facebook->

An anonymous reader writes: Has offensive material appeared in your Facebook news feed over the last twenty-four hours? If so, you're not alone, as security firm Sophos has confirmed the sudden-yet-offensive problem.

According to reports made by Facebook users, news feed content and personal messages now include explicit hardcore porn images, Photoshopped photos of celebrities in sexual situations, pictures of extreme violence and a photograph of an abused dog.

News of the problem began to surface as Facebook users took to Twitter to vent their anger. The complaints universally point out that porn-posters are unaware that their accounts have been compromised to publish the offensive material. Even more, they can't even see the images posted on their wall or in their message box after logging on.

Currently Sophos isn't sure how the offending content has been spread across Facebook, but assumes that it stems from a successful dose of spam.

"Whether users are falling for a clickjacking scheme, are being tagged in content without their knowledge, have poorly chosen privacy settings, have been tricked into installing malicious code, or have fallen victim to another vulnerability inside Facebook itself," Sophos reports. "What's clear, however, is that mischief-makers are upsetting many Facebook users and making the social networking site far from a family-friendly place."

But numerous reports are now pointing to a threat made by Anonymous, a threat to attack Facebook using a powerful "Guy Fawkes virus" they developed. According to the hacktivist group, it's a highly sophisticated work that takes control of your Facebook account and spreads to your friends' accounts without you actually being logged in.

"After the worm gets under control, Anonymous will use this to its advantage against corruption, and as an alternative attack towards groups who take on Anonymous," the group states in the video seen below, blatantly admitting to the Facebook attack back on Thursday. "We are Anonymous. We are a legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."

As of this writing, Facebook has not issued an official statement.

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Comment: Re:Aardvark huh? (Score 1) 167 167

I liked Aardvark, sure there were the "let me Google that for you" questions but all in all it was quite interesting. Unfortunately, within 3 months of Google buying them, nothing was going on, the admins disappeared and nothing new was happening. Looks like Google bought them, stripped the tech they wanted and left it to rot.

Comment: Re:As stated in the original story: (Score 2) 142 142

Agree, also it will cost $25,000 per annum on top of that. I think people jumping on the "this is bad" idea before reading all the facts. Go read this. Spending $200,000 and waiting 9-20 months just to get it taken down a week later isn't worth it, even for high rolling criminals.
Security

+ - Sony compromised, again->

Konsalik writes: The hacker group LulzSec on Thursday posted information it took from Sony Entertainment and Sony BMG on its site, called the LulzBoat.

Lulz Security said it broke into servers that run SonyPictures.com.

The information includes about a million usernames and passwords of customers in the U.S., the Netherlands and Belgium and is available for download and posted on the group’s site.

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