Porn Virus Forwarded from Facebook Account Causes Chaos
A student, aged 13, from Maine (northeastern US's New England region) situated Somerset Valley Middle School whined that the Facebook web-page she used for herself was showing a porn picture. As a result, Maine police started probing the case and confirmed that a virus had been responsible. Avn.com published this in news on March 22, 2011.
Said School Resource Officer Chris McCrillis for Newport Police Department, someone had forwarded the porn picture from that person's own account on Facebook to the account of the student. Additionally he said that the porn was uncovered to be certain uncontrollable PC virus, which Facebook was attempting at capturing. Bangordailynews.com reported this in news on March 22, 2011.
Moreover, the Officer also added that it wasn't possible to delete any virus as such therefore the only solution for removing it for good was by deactivating the account that had become infected followed with activating it again. Avn.com published this.
Meanwhile, McCrillis contacted the owner of the blameworthy Facebook account from where the virus was sent and found that it hadn't been forwarded intentionally; however, the malware had got delivered to each and every address on the second user's friends list. The Officer stated that when he called the computer crimes lab of the Maine State Police, they told him that they were not aware of any complaints of the same kind involving Facebook.
Incidentally, porn virus is not something unknown. During April 2010, according to reports from personalmoneystore.com, a malevolent virus called 'Kenzero' proliferated online, delivering porn when pirated versions of the Hentai video game were downloaded via the Winni P2P file-sharing website. The virus caused disinfection on the hard-drive of the victim while eventually enticed the hackers' gang from Japan who threatened to publicize the recent Web-history of the user.
Nevertheless, McCrillis is suggesting Web-surfers to be more vigilant about things they click while remaining careful about unfamiliar web-links.
In the meantime, Leonard Macdaid Chief of Newport Police stated that there wasn't any possibility of bringing about a charge against anyone within the case; however added that investigation hadn't been stopped. Bangordailynews.com reported this.
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