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Porn Hack Attack Spams Facebook

Virus opened door for porn, spam in Facebook feeds

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    Be careful what you click on today.

    For porn and disturbing images, Facebook is the new place to be.

    Tuesday morning reports began surfacing -- mostly via Twitter -- of Facebook users having pornographic and disturbing pictures show up in their news feed.

    ZDnet was the first to report that the images -- involving Photoshopped pornographic pictures and mutilated animal images -- were being spread via a "linkspam virus."

    Users were reportedly being duped into clicking on innocuous news feed links and then being fluttered with the images.

    "[We are] aware of these reports and we are investigating the issue," a spokeswoman for Facebook told the BBC

    Internet security firm Sophos said the images hit the Palo Alto-based social network about 24 hours ago.

    Facebook said it is investigating the situation and it will comment further when it knows more information.