Internet ‘security’ firm Sophos has this time zeroed in on the outbreak of Fa$ebook porn to tout itself.
“A linkspam virus with the usual bait – Kim Kardashian, etc, is luring users into clicking media-rich links, now more available thanks to Facebook’s recent timeline upgrades. Once clicked, their feeds become vectors for images containing hardcore sex, extreme violence, gore and death, says ZDNet, going on,
“Many people are pointing fingers at Anonymous, but no claim has been made for the attack”.
“Anon is more than a whipping post for this one; a while back Anonymous announced intentions to take Facebook out for a variety of reasons, with a November 5 attack of some kind in the works, and rumors of a ‘Guy Fawkes virus’ – none of which have been confirmed via usual routes (such as Anon press releases).
But no matter who’s behind it, the Facebook attack is extreme, and “spiraling out of control”, says the story.
Meanwhile, “experts have questioned whether the video was authentic, says the BBC, adding.
“Internet security firm Sophos said the images had ‘flooded’ the social network over the past 24 hours or more.”
According to the Examiner, “Associating Anonymous with the outbreak of porn on Facebook revives speculations about a rumored attack on Facebook by Anonymous enthusiasts planned for November. This rumor, began last August, was given a great deal of attention by the media, yet such an operation was disavowed and discredited by most Anonymous enthusiasts. The supposed plot to disable Facebook on November 5, 2011, did not come to pass. The proposed operation seemed to have been, for all intents and purposes, a non-operation”.
The ‘Fawkes Virus’ is thought to be engineered and released by those claiming to represent the nebulous and notorious international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous. However, at the present time, Anonymous has not claimed responsibility for the outbreak of porn on Facebook, and there is no evidence linking the virus to the outbreak.