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Facebook admits major attack from porn hackers

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facebook-pornFACEBOOK bosses have admitted news feeds were  flooded with violent and pornographic photographs in a major security breach with sparked thousands of complaints yesterday.

Some images were even doctored to show the faces of celebrities including teen star Justin Bieber.

A Facebook spokeswoman said that the website had seen an increased amount of spam in the last 24 hours but it was now 'under control'.  

Users were tricked into pasting malicious links into their browsers which spread the offensive content between different users.  

The spokeswoman added: “Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us.  

“Recently, we experienced a spam attack that exploited a browser vulnerability. Our team responded quickly and we have eliminated most of the spam caused by this attack.

  “We are now working to improve our systems to better defend against similar attacks in the future.”


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