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Facebook warns of latest spam attacks

Thu., Nov. 17, 2011

NEW YORK – Facebook said Wednesday 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.

Over the past couple of days, many users have complained about finding links on their Facebook pages taking them to images depicting jarring violence and graphic pornography.

Facebook said no user data or accounts were compromised during the attack.

Associated Press


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