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We saw a while back a video apparently posted by Anonymous on Youtube that boasted that they were going to hack Facebook to protest about Facebook’s lack of privacy.

Anonymous Facebook November 5 attack : youtube video message : hack

One comment made was that deleting your Facebook account is impossible – even if you delete your facebook account all of your information is recoverable at anytime –  they explained in the video that they are taking action against Facebook on November 5th 2011

Tweets on Twitter later came from people evidently linked to anonymous saying that this was not true. Other reports said that the videos were fake.

On the 5th of November we checked Facebook wondering what we would see and Facebook seemed the same, everything was still there, nothing unusual.

Anonymous #Operation ”Fawkes Virus” Released on Facebook.

We then saw another video on the 10th of November which explained about #Operation “Fawkes Virus” a worm that “they” said has been released on Facebook that sends malicious links and gains access to your account.

Well… over the past few days it seems that Facebook has been hacked or users accounts have been hacked and are posting out sexual, nude and explicit links from their accounts which are spreading like wild fire. Getting hacked on Facebook is nothing new see – Facebookers getting Hacked! How to prevent. However these images are apparently appalling and are appearing on many unsuspecting users accounts.  This is evident from the tweets on twitter, with users complaining about hardcore porn or other highly offensive or violent images all over their timeline and understandably users are wondering if this is to do with the Anonymous attack.

That last one by Brian Swetz, was amusing though.

There are however many people saying that they have not seen any porn on their timeline, including me, although with the reports of how fast this is spreading I am guessing this one be the case for long.

I’m not sure if this is the work of Anonymous, (it doesn’t sound their style to me) – no-one knows yet, there has been nothing confirmed or denied about any of it, but there is one thing for sure, Facebook needs to sort this out, they need stop pretending everything is ok and sort out spam and privacy! They have had warnings from these silly viruses or worms in the past and if this continues they will be no better than Myspace in the days when it was just full of porn and spam, and look what happened to them.  Facebook don’t have a monopoly.

Again, all I can say is don’t click any sex, porn, violent or explicit links on Facebook. If you see anything on your Facebook wall or someone elses first announce what has happened then take these steps

If your Facebook has been hacked or you think it may have been compromised..

  • Change your password immediately
  • Check your apps settings to see if any apps have been authorised to interact with your account that you don’t know about.
  • Scan your computer for viruses – better to be safe than sorry.

Hope this helps !