‘This Girl Killed Herself After Her Dad Posted This Photo’ Worm Hits FacebookBy Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, October 2, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (GaeaTimes.com)- Social networking site Facebook has become very popular among the web users in recent times and its popularity has eclipsed the growth of its rivals. However, its popularity has also ensured that the service is being increasingly attacked by the hackers. The Facebook users are in most cases too unsuspecting to understand the baits used by the hackers. As a result the hackers are having a field day infecting thousands of computers worldwide using the innocent users. The latest worm to hit Facebook is a page that has the title “Shocking! This girl killed herself after her dad posted this photo“. It gets posted on the wall of the Facebook users and then spreads to the other users in his address book fast.
The Facebook worm “Shocking! This girl killed herself after her dad posted this photo” has already infected a lot of users of the popular social networking service. The Like feature of Facebook has been exploited by the malicious minded hackers earlier as well. The tech experts are extremely critical of the vulnerabilities of Facebook. The title of the page is catchy and many interested users clicked on the link without any suspicion.
The Facebook team has not issued any post on the worm “Shocking! This girl killed herself after her dad posted this photo“. The security blog forums are trying to make people aware about this new worm affecting the users of Facebook on their part. Ever since the email service providers have beefed up spam protection the hackers are targeting social networking sites more than ever before.