As of early this week, Facebook time lines has been populated with different scandalous pictures and links, distracting and inappropriate pictures and links coming from different users. The problem is the users that appears to post it are not aware of these posts too.

This unusual activity is actually a form of spamming and has been creating a lot of talks in and out of the said social networking site.

Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. (taken from Wikipedia)

Given these facts, Facebook security group has been trying to resolve this issue and explained that the security of their users are their top priorities. But given these facts, what could be the news behind this?

Operation Facebook: November 5

It has been speculated that a group called "Anonymous" will take down the said social networking site. But a few weeks later the group took back their threat and told that it was just a joke. Even though, few people have waited for the said date and it seems nothing actually happened.

A Few More Weeks Later

November 15, the giant social networking site has been spammed with lots of inappropriate photos, some of which are from celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Many users have been reported to take their accounts down due to this malicious spamming.

Up to now, Facebook hasn't publicize the reason behind this issue. Due to this, speculation over the web has connected the November 5 threat to this actions. Last week, a group who claims to be allied with Anonymous posted a video that it had created a virus called "Fawkes" virus, a WORM that would attack Facebook.








The video claims the worm can be controlled remotely and that once it's fully understood it "will use this to its advantage against corruption."

From what I can see, it seems that Anonymous made a mistake on their announcement. They said that the fifth of November is the date to kill Facebook, unfortunately, it seems to be that this is the start of 'killing' Facebook.

How about you, what can you say?



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33 comments :

  1. Great job  Aj! Very well explained! This is my first time to watch the video. I'm excited for the announcement of Facebook regarding this issue. 

    To everyone out there. Please be careful. I will change my security access on Facebook - afraid. 

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  2. just what I have thought, the threat and this one has a connection :)

    i'm excited on what will happen next.. hahaha

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  3. Is it that true? I need to be at full guard when it comes to this matter.... Thanks for posting this one, it gives me an idea to write for my 10 list... :D

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  4. trigger happy lang kasi ibang users.

    lalo na yung lumabas yung video daw ni rihanna, myley at ibang artist. hahaha.

    lesson dito, pag may nagpost sa wall mo ng vid or something, wag magealam...

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  5. This is interesting.  I thought that Nov. 5 video was a joke. I'm curious to see how this unfolds! I'll be hiding in Google+ for now. lol

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  6. glad that I gave you an idea for your list :)

    well, Facebook hasn't announced the actual cause of this spamming and I don't think they will. This information is still a speculation thought but according to my analysis, this could be real.

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  7. Glad that I'm not the only one who's looking forward to this! hahahah

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  8. I hear about this facebook pornographic spamming yesterday but in my news feed I haven't seen any of my friends post some suspicious link or pornographic photos

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  9. Based on what I have heard, FB security group actually took some action during Tuesday night (Philippines time).

    Actually I saw this spamming last Monday if I wasn't mistaken. But from what I've heard, it seems to start as of last week.

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  10. Too bad! I didn't witness the spamming event because of my Internet connection. Hope to see it someday (I'm bad :P). There are rumors that Facebook already captured the said "Hackers" and the problem is the browser and not there system. Hmmmm.....

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  11. I actually saw the miley cyrus one (and I clicked it.. LOL). Anyway, I don't think that FB will announce the truth anyway, it's as good as saying, "hey, FB can has security hole!" :p

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  12. I never saw the pornographic contents itself (sayang!.. LOL)

    But I saw Jomi & Roy Paran posted the same message on my wall but it's in Filipino. It's about liking a particular page then running a script. It's good that I didn't click on it coz it looks suspicious. 

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  13. Hi Sir Marvs! :)

    Yeah, some said that once you clicked and/or liked it, the spam will also infect your account. I'm not sure with that one though since I the said virus won't be visible on your own timeline.

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  14. I do not want facebook defeat the hackers because I want to see more nude pictures. hahahahaha *Joking.

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  15. hahahah.. Facebook would surely turn into a porn site if that would happen.. LOL

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  16. Anonymous said before that they will attack fb because of the accusations that fb sells the information of its users. But i can't believe that the group Anonymous would use porn for that.

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  17. This is similar to what happened to Friendster. Spammers (and eventually jologs, but that's another story, hehe) took over and people started leaving. But then FB was already in place then so people had somewhere to go. In FB's case now, people might migrate to Google + but it doesn't seem to be prepared for such diaspora yet.

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  18. it could probably just a test for.. heheh.. just like whay I always say, I can't wait for the next move.. :p

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  19. Hi Aj! :)

    I do agree with these.. These things can really give chance to G+ 

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  20. yeah.. the next move is exciting. :)

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  21. Lets see what would be the FB developer's actions regarding this one. I'm still subscribe to FB and I hope that they can resolved this issue.

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  22. I don't know why there are people who want to do things like this. I'm sick and tired dealing with those types

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  23. That's the worse side in Social Media.But I know, the FB team could deal on it. ...:)

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  24. Hope it will end soon. :D

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  25. it seems to be resolved a few days ago after the hacking.. as a programmer, I can't wait for Anonymous' next move :p

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  26. I too don't know what they're up to... thanks for dropping by Sir Jam! :)

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  27. FB is on the top list of the most popular social networking site... I'm pretty sure too that they can handle it, well,  it's more like "they should" handle it :)

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  28. I think it's already end :D. There are no spam since FB detect it. Hope FB will be aware that there security is not perfect :D

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  29. well, this morning I saw another one... hahaha.. 

    well, maybe the affected ones are still infected but it's not as worst as the last time :)

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  30. Vimal Dwivedi1/10/12, 12:24 PM

    I have seen many porn images on Facebook recently and most of the time people don't know about that a image is posted by using there name....

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  31. I think they already resolved this one.. 

    thanks for passing by Vimal :)

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