Facebook users hit by hardcore porn, violence and animal abuse images

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Explicit and violent images have flooded the newsfeeds of many Facebook users in the last 24 hours or so.

The content, which includes explicit hardcore porn images, photoshopped 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.

Some Facebook users vented their annoyance on Twitter, with some claiming they would deactivate their Facebook accounts as a result:

One commenter to Naked Security, rxladyblue, told us:

I just viewed a gay pornography pic that was on the news feed under her name. She could not see the pic but all of her friends could see it.

Another Facebook user, ralahinn1, said:

One of my friend’s accounts was compromised and messages containing a video were sent. My daughter’s boyfriend had something posted on his wall that he couldn’t…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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