Ouch… Facebook is supposed to be pretty much “family friendly.” But ugly porn images sent by anti-Facebook spammers have hit the web site, and cluttered up user’s “walls” with porn images.
“Computerworld – After being bombarded with hard-core pornographic and violent images on their news feeds, some Facebook users may change how and if they use the social network, according to industry analysts.
For the past few days, Facebook has battled an attack that flooded the site with explicit and distressing images. A Facebook spokeswoman told Computerworld that its security team has identified ‘many of the actors responsible’ and is working on an ‘appropriate action.’
And while the social network’s lawyers are looking for ways to handle the spammers, many users are reeling from the images they saw in their news feeds. Some of them took to Twitter to vent their frustrations and connect with others.
‘Facebook use to be friends and family, now Facebook = porn site,’ XtinaSayWhat tweeted, And kimpoyfeliciano also tweeted, ‘That awkward moment when your Facebook Newsfeed turned into a porn site.’
Others went further and said they might quit Facebook altogether over the spam assault.
‘I’m considering deleting my facebook because of all the porn/ dead animals and babies. its disgusting,’ tweeted sarahjacobss. And UP4RUNWAY tweeted, ‘I might deactivate my Facebook soon…all these porn going around and ending up on my wall…it’s ridiculous.’
Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst with ZK Research, isn’t surprised that users would consider dropping Facebook over the attack. If similar attacks follow, many may do it.”
However, Facebook now claims that they have stopped the attack. The Star-Tribune now reports: “Facebook said that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users’ pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence. The social-networking company urged its 800 million-plus users to remain vigilant to keep their accounts from being hijacked. That includes reporting suspicious links on friends’ pages and not clicking on links that offer deals that are too good to be true.”