A couple of days ago, Facebook faced several spam attacks and one of them caused Facebook much of a trouble. Along with usual spams like business offers there were also being seen pornographic, violent and inappropriate images and spams. Users have no knowledge about all of this. Since Facebook has claimed to be a family social networking site, it was facing a lot of complaints from users.
“The content, which includes explicit hardcore porn images, photoshoped photos of celebrities such as Justin Bieber in sexual situations, pictures of extreme violence and even a photograph of an abused dog, have been distributed via the site – seemingly without the knowledge of users.” Graham Cluley (member of Sophos security firm) said.
Gawker figures that the group Anonymous is behind all this fiasco.
“Anonymous claimed last week to be developing a powerful “Guy Fawkes virus” with which they would attack Facebook. Spamming gore and porn is definitely one of Anonymous’ trademark moves.” Gawker wrote.
However, Facebook has managed to remove most of that stuff until Tuesday afternoon. Facebook says that it will take such steps that will ensure that problem such as this will not happen again because it caused a lot of loss to Facebook and many users were clearly distraught. It’s time for further changes in security policy…..