Facebook says it's winning against Justin Bieber smut onslaught
Scrubs punters' walls clean of bogus celeb porn
Facebook said it is well on the way to cleaning up a noxious slurry of porn and pictures of dead animals left by a spam campaign that targeted users' walls this week.
As previously reported, Facebook described the mechanism of the attack as a self-inflicted XSS vulnerability. The social network says it managed to eliminate most of the rogue status updates by Wednesday lunchtime.
In a statement, Facebook said:
We've built enforcement mechanisms to quickly shut down the malicious Pages and accounts that attempt to exploit it. We have also been putting those affected through educational checkpoints so they know how to protect themselves.
Initially it was suspected a purported member of Anonymous, who threatened to unleash a Koobface-style worm against the site, might be behind the attack. This theory has now been binned, and it now seems that cyber-crooks are behind the attack, which is likely to be financially motivated, possibly through means of driving traffic to dodgy shopping sites.
The attack is particularly unpleasant because Facebook tries to maintain a family-friendly environment for its teenage and adult users. Children under 13 are not allowed to open accounts.
The site is reportedly putting in place systems to prevent similar attacks in future. Security experts warns that other popular websites might be hit by similar outbreaks in future.
> We have also been putting those affected through educational checkpoints
I assume this is a euphemism involving a length of 2x4?
... I read ...
"Facebook winning against Justin Bieber onslaught"
I didn't see the smut word at first and had high hopes that bieber was being punished in some way by farcebook. This would be no bad thing, we have to start *somewhere* with justin, he's a crime against humanity, he should be tried in the Hague for cultivating and encouraging a world of morons with poor taste.
I also think it's time for an internet "drivers license". You can't go online unless you pass a few fundamental tests. It starts with a big throbbing red animated gif which says "press me for free bieber music and pictures of kittens and ponies" - if you press it, you fail and have to live as a hermit in the woods with cardboard cutout bieber figures for company. You'll also get regular visits from zuckerbuerg. He will jump out randomly from behind trees wearing an inexplicable series of ill-fitting hats and will then lecture you on social media and why he thinks your a dumb schmuck for using facebook.
Paris, because she's a little smut.
pornographic images of Justin Bieber!
Pass the mind bleach.