It’s not uncommon to see a free iPad scam pop up in your Facebook feed, but the latest apparent hack is a little more about shock than profit. An as yet unknown attack appears to be flooding some users’ feeds with images of gore and pornography. Facebook has acknowledged an increase in reports of such content, and is investigating.
Early indications from Facebook engineers point to a coordinated attack of unknown origin using cross-site scripting (XSS). Many Facebook threats spread through the use of click-bait and faked links that then hijack an account. The primary purpose for these attacks is financial gain, but this time the attackers seem to just be riling people up.
Anonymous has been put forth as a possible perpetrator, but the hacktivist groups usually takes responsibility for its shenanigans. Users that have been compromised can find a tutorial to fix the situation here. Anyone seen anything untoward in a Facebook feed lately?