Facebook Slammed by Massive Porn Attack
Graphic, violent images flood news feeds
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2011 12:26 PM CST
The Facebook logo is displayed at a news conference in New York in this November 6, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

(Newser) Forbes has a warning for you: "You may not want to check Facebook at work today." Why? Because, as numerous outlets are reporting, your news feed may have been inundated with porn and disturbing images thanks to a huge spam attack. One tweet sums it up: "I saw a dead dog, Justin Bieber sucking a d***, and a naked grandma. Time to delete Facebook."

It appears users are unknowingly posting the images; most likely, the users in question clicked on malicious links. (Forbes offers an example: "Wow, I can’t believe you did this in this video. I LOLed.") There also appears to have been an increase in reports of spammy links like the above. Facebook confirms to ZDnet it is "aware of these reports" and "investigating the issue." So far, no one seems to know who or what is behind the attack, though some have blamed Anonymous.

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OMS
Nov 16, 2011 8:48 AM CST
...All leading up to a spin-off site: FacialBook
Cat-Lover
Nov 15, 2011 4:49 PM CST
If you check with Herman Cain, he'll swear the porn is coming from the Perry campaign.
lolololoLUKE
Nov 15, 2011 1:50 PM CST
The one about Justin Beiber is probably real.