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Bangalore Facebook Scam: 2 Lakh Victimized

In a mass hactivist attack, around 2 Lakh Bangalore (India)-based Facebook users' account were hacked and pornographic malicious pictures were sent to their friends and family.

As a result of this shameful event, around 50 posts came up in Facebook, where users acknowledged of quitting this social networking site due to embarrassment from their friends and family.

Considering this condition, Facebook has come up with an advice to more than 800-Million users to stay alert and safeguard their account from being skyjacked. The porn virus in Bangalore came up with enticing topics including ''Bangalore police: Party till the wee hours, 11.30 PM ban lifted', ''Date a stripper in Bangalore'', ''Popular Sandalwood actress raped and murdered." One click to these malware, initiates the action of spreading porn content.

According to Rohit Srivastwa, founder, Clubhack, a Pune-based white-hacker club, people protested against their snaps and contact information being pulled by some of the porn websites. However, the victimized never complained to the police in the fear of losing their reputation as reported in THE TIMES OF INDIA on November 17, 2011.

Additionally, Facebook also claimed that as a result of this scam, porn pictures of celebrities like Justin Bieber in intimate positions had overrun some of the user's Facebook profile.

Prior to this incident, Facebook Inc. asserted that they had recognized the porn and malevolent images in some of the newsfeeds of users. It also acknowledged that it is all set to resolve the issue with its legal team for ensuring appropriate consequences.

However, Facebook took the responsibility for protecting its users from such damages and guaranteed that providing protection against such vulnerabilities hold prime importance for them.

According to the security experts, Facebook spamming is a very common event these days. In a similar event during first half of 2011, a 24-year-old user's account in Facebook comprising over 1000 friends had been hacked disgracefully and numerous snaps were also hacked from the account. Later on, the hacker spoke to the victimized and charged her with a ransom of INR 10 Lakh for the latest password used in lieu of her corrupted password.

Related article: Bangalore Engineer Lost Rs.1.54 Lakh to phishing E-mail

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