Facebook Gore and Porn!!!

 

 

 

I read yesterday on Gawker that hackers are currently posting pornographic images and gore all over Facebook!  For the last couple of days FB has been inundated with pornographic images and links.  They appear as updates on your news feed, but they’re attributed to users who have nothing to do with their being posted.

I haven’t seen anything like this showing up on my FB page but I thought it would be worth informing people because I bet most of us are on FB now and then.  The pictures are supposedly VERY graphic and Facebook is at a loss as to how to stop it from happening.  I know there are a lot of people who look at FB at home or school or on the bus or wherever and anyone walking past you can see what’s on your screen.  It could be embarrassing and absolutely not your fault.

And it’s not just porn.  Actress Courtney Zito told the Christian Post, “Just saw one with a guy who had his skull bashed in and his brains on the street.  Another one was the devil.  Besides the countless naked girls.  I’m about ready to deactivate.”

 

 

 

 

There was a huge stream of complaints on Twitter about the smut and gore cutting a wide swath on Facebook.  It’s not uncommon to have hacking but the porn flood appears of a different magnitude than previous hackings.  One lead said it may be Anonymous, who claimed last week to be developing a virus with which they would attack FB, and spamming gore and porn is one of Anonymous’ trademark moves.

Personally, I worry about this not for myself as much as my kids, 17 and 12, who use Facebook all the time.  I would not want them to be confronted with this type of thing while cruising around FB and messaging their friends.

Your thoughts?

 

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