Facebook has been under attack by a massive wave of pornographic and violent images that started appearing on its news feed on Monday. The Facebook security team had been working to identify its cause and by Tuesday afternoon, had removed most of the spam that resulted from this attack.
The graphic contents appeared in the form of links, videos, images that included photoshopped pictures of celebrities such as Justin Bieber in sexual acts, violence, self-mutilation and even bestiality. There have been complaints that the graphic images appearing in their news feeds which they have apparently “liked”, all without their knowledge. Others have been told by their friends that they have been sending messages to click on videos and images. [Read more…]