Porn storm swarms Facebook

Facebook is under a porn attack -- and the digital delinquents known collectively as 'Anonymous' may be behind it.

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Yet November 5 came and went without much of anything happening. But the clickspam theory still applies, because it would probably take that long for a few spammy messages to propagate to the point where they would impact large numbers of people.

Also: I seriously doubt that the Anons’ usual mode of attack – distributed denial of service – would work against Facebook. Those guys have to handle 800 million users every damned day, and I can’t remember the last time it had a major system failure. A few hundred or even thousand script kiddies wouldn’t make a dent.

I’ve asked some FB spokesfolk to comment on the attacks. If and when they respond, I’ll post it here.

Meanwhile, it couldn’t hurt to ask your friends if they’ve seen anything particularly weird or disturbing coming from your news feed -- I mean, weirder or more disturbing than usual -- and to change your Facebook password.

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