Facebook Hacked? Do You See Porn Content on Your Facebook News Feed?
By on November 15th, 2011

An increasing number of users on Facebook are reporting that their news feed has been flooded with pornography and explicit content, and rumours indicate that the Anonymous hacktivist and its rumoured Fawkes virus could be responsible for this barrage of offensive images.

The spread of such content started a few days ago, and now has become viral across the social network, making its users angry and disgusted.  It’s not just the general users who have been affected by this bombardment, but celebrities like actress and director, Courtney Zito as well. She told The Christian Post, “I have 5000 friends. My feed is littered with porn. I can’t even check my news feed with anyone around because of it.”

AllFacebook notes that this isn’t the first time Facebook is being affected by such a thing. A similar exploit happened last year in August 2010, where photos were being shared across users’ wall without their knowledge.

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I haven’t noticed anything as such on my Timeline or have heard of any complaints from my friends. However, searching on Twitter for the term “facebook porn” shows a list of complaints from users who have been affected. They are also indicating that they will be temporarily deactivating their account until the issue has been resolved.

Facebook is yet to issue a statement about this exploit. Although all fingers are pointing out to Anonymous, it is still unclear on who is behind this attack. The reason why Anonymous is put at blame is because the hacktivist made threats against the social networking giant in August since it lacked privacy that users want on it. The group indicated that they would “kill” Facebook on November 5, but there wasn’t any such activity that took place that day.

Recently we posted about a scam that has been spreading on Facebook – “98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds” attracting a lot of likesand “shares”, which is also spreading through Facebook Messages. A quick search on Google showed a list of blogs who stating that the above mentioned message is a scam and users should avoid clicking on it.

Users are also posting the following warning message on Facebook

Facebook Hacked - Warning

ATTENTION!!!

The hackers have already entered in Facebook and they are putting unwanted videos or pictures to your name in the walls or profiles of your friends without you knowing it. You dont see it,,but other people can see it. As if these were a publication that you made…so if you receive something from me about a video, ..its not mine..i wouldn’t disrespect my friends in anyway ! …copy this on your wall..it is the security of our own image..

In the meantime, if you see any content which you think you might have not shared, then I recommended you to reset your Facebook password. Chances are that your account must be hacked. Alternatively, you can go through this guide that I wrote some time back which will guide you on how you can prevent your Facebook account from getting hacked.

We have compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. Here’s an article on how you can  Identify and Avoid  Facebook scams.

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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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