Andrew Noyes, a Facebook representative, told Mashable the following:
“We have recently experienced an increase in reports and we are investigating and addressing the issue.”
There has been much speculation on who originated and orchestrated the recent pornographic spam attack. Some went so far as to claim Anonymous had hacked Facebook and was the culprit. Anonymous has reportedly denied the allegations.
“Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us, and we are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms. Recently, we experienced a coordinated spam attack that exploited a browser vulnerability. Our efforts have drastically limited the damage caused by this attack, and we are now in the process of investigating to identify those responsible.”
So there you have it folks – hackers with superhuman tech skills are not to blame on this one. The common denominator in this and most other scams is careless or uninformed users committing actions that compromise the privacy and security of themselves and others.