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Viral Message Says Pornographic Movies Being Posted on Facebook by Hackers

By September 20, 2011

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Update: 11/15/11 - Rumor comes true? There are now confirmed reports of pornographic images appearing in people's Facebook newsfeeds without their knowledge or consent. More info and updates below:

Facebook Users Hit by Hardcore Porn, Violence and Animal Abuse Images
Facebook 'Virus' Shows Hardcore Porn and Violent Images
Facebook Quietly Takes Down Pornographic Posts
Facebook Investigates Gore, Porn Infecting Your Newsfeed
Facebook: Attack Identified, Most Spammed Porn Removed


Original post: 9/20/11 - Rapidly replicating on Facebook, though false:

ATTENTION FRIENDS! HACKERS ARE DOING DAMAGE AGAIN ON FACEBOOK! PORNOGRAPHIC MOVIES ARE BEING POSTED ON OUR BEHALF ON THE WALLS OF OUR PROFILES! WE DO NOT SEE THEM, BUT OTHER PEOPLE DO, AS IF IT WERE OUR PUBLICATION! SOMETIME EVEN OUR SUPPOSED Comments APPEARS. IF YOU SEE SUCH A THING IN MY HOMEPAGE, ALERT ME AND DO NOT OPEN IT BECAUSE IT IS A VIRUS! ...COPY AND RE POST THIS MESSAGE

In this case it isn't actually hackers actually doing the damage, however — it's ordinary folks terrorizing one another with the claim that embarrassing material might appear in their profiles without their knowledge.

"Nonsense," says Graham Cluley of Sophos.com. "We have not seen any evidence that hackers are able to post content to a compromised Facebook wall that the owner of the account cannot see." [More: Important 11/15/11 update from Graham Cluley]

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September 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(1) Francis says:

It is true!!! I expierenced myself.No movie though, but pornographic pictures.Family and friends called me and asked what that was, they never suspected that of me, etca.

September 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm
(2) Matthew says:

This is true and was rampent on facebook for awhile. I received videos/messages from several different family members all baring the same caption. My sister received one from the pastor of her church! If it didn’t happen to you then you’re just going to have to take our word for it.

September 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm
(3) Tina says:

It happened to a few of my friends…and then eventually to me…and no one can say HOW it got there, then quiet for a while and it has now actually slowly shown it’s evil head again…just delete and report as spam…..don’t attempt to open, they will keep on coming!

October 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm
(4) Joe says:

You’re lying.

November 13, 2011 at 1:35 am
(5) Beryle says:

Trust me, Joe, Tina is NOT lying. I have seen these pictures myself on my feed today (13 November). The only thing I can suggest to everyone at the moment is when you see one of these posts, click on the x at the end of the first line and then select “Hide All x’s Posts” and you will no longer see them.

September 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm
(6) jsebean says:

PFFFFFFT! That’s a load of crap, don’t know what’s up with you commenters must have got brain washed or something. Facebook is an extremely high secure website that takes “hacks” seriously. There are no security flaws in Facebooks servers at all, nor are there any cross site scripting attacks that work with facebook. Like the article says, it’s a hoax :P

November 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm
(7) Ron says:

Try telling that to the students that tested FB’s security features and got 13 of 19 I believe it was through the FB security system. Do a search on it in your favorite search engine

September 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm
(8) Lori says:

If anything “appeared” on your page then you clicked on something & ALLOWED it to post to your page. I have been using facebook for years & only thing I have ALLOWED have posted to my wall.

September 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm
(9) Kathleen says:

Newest one found but with an old twist… FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES, $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE… PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO…IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DONT

October 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm
(10) Redcat says:

If I had not experienced it I might just believe that it was a hoax. About amonth ago, one of my “friends” popped up on my news page with a very short video showing “him” although the face was never shown, while having sex with a female. I called him and he could not see it on his page. within a week the same thing happened that involved a minister friend of mine. In each case they could not see the link on their page.
Shorthly thereafter, I was told the link was on my facebook seen by friends. I ignored it and it went away.
Yes someone may be lying, but I can assure you that in at least three incidents, I was a personal witness of the porno.

November 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm
(11) John says:

It’s not hackers, it’s a virus. One of your friend’s FB wall will show up with a thumbnail porno picture with some irresistible caption, like “NUDE LADY GAGA PHOTO!”… okay, bad example. Anyhow, when you click on the link, you will now find the same thumbnail or YOUR page.

November 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm
(12) Pat Dudley says:

It is true darn it. I got several this am from a friend who I know would not have sent this type of material to me. It’s a video about Miley Cyrus. Perhaps you should do a little more homework!!

November 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm
(13) Kathleen says:

This same thing’s happened to me! It’s not actually a hoax this time….it sounds like one, but perhaps some sick people actually used this as their inspiration :/

November 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm
(14) Jess says:

I’ve recently quite facebook. Left and right I’m seeing porographic pictures in my news feed! :S As well as some very offensive Anti-Christ photos! What is this? It says my friends have either liked the photos or commented on them and when I try to hide the story, it just pops back up! Is it MY facebook that has a virus or is it Facebook in general?

November 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm
(15) Connie Guevara says:

There was a person with a foreign name possibly middle eastern region, that had a pornographic profile picture. And that person did this atleast 4 times in 1 day i believe . My kid views my Facebook page, and i reported this person , so hopefully my kid would not and hopefully has not seen the pornographic material. I was very angry and warned all of my friends about it . Also i truly believe that prostitutes are soliciting them selves on Facebook. too. I’m telling that because of how some women are posting and the contents of there pages. Facebook needs to do some investigation, without it affecting other Facebook members.

November 15, 2011 at 10:25 am
(16) Trish says:

Ok you the ones saying it is true you need to do some things to try to fix it. First I would check your security settings. FB offers them if you dont use them well your fault. Second I would check all your apps you have given permission to and yes I said YOU HAVE given permission to get rid of it and revolk the permissions. You MUST click allow to all apps on FB. Lastly change your password. It is your FB account and you need to be proactive in setting up security measures to prevent such things. If you all havent seen this page yet on FB go to Hoax-Slayer and he can help with any questions you may have on viruses, spam, hoaxes and etc.

November 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm
(17) Carbonel says:

Many websites can interact with your facebook account. In Youtube, for example, you can ‘share’ a video you desire to post in your facebook wall. It’s the same with other websites, including pornographic ones. So, if you usually go to XXX websites, be sure to logout your facebook account first, or use a different internet explorer window (e.g. google chrome incognito window). Having a powerful internet security program helps a lot, too, to prevent scripts to run undetected.

Also, don’t leave your facebook account logged-in, even for a short time, while you’re away. Other people may mindlessly and/or unintentionally do undesirable things on your account.

December 20, 2011 at 9:44 am
(18) ambika bhatt says:

Ya i totally agree with all the above comments.These hackers are simply postng the X-Rated videos on your wall on the behalf of your friend’s account which might seems to be send by them, which actually is not !!. No sooner i removed it, again the new video has been posted by these f—ing hackers.. Can you please tell me when all these things gonna resolve.?? Its really irritating..

December 20, 2011 at 11:17 am
(19) Rick says:

This is a fact those who do not believe this is true will eventually have it happen to them. I find that its not only porn anymore its also links to companies. In addition while sending personal messages, links are attached directing the reader to another FB profile weird as hell cause i dont know what they hope to achieve by it. Random peoples profiles and some businesses profiles again I have no idea why they do it or how, but it happens FB is no longer safe. I use my account with minimal use and am always cautious. FYI for those experiencing the issue with private messages u can delete the link prior to sending the message just be sure if u put a link that the photo n link generated is the same one u are trying to send.

December 21, 2011 at 7:01 am
(20) Aslam says:

Can any one suggest how to over come from this problem……

December 24, 2011 at 5:56 am
(21) helper says:

dirty pics getting posted on other people’s wall is not a hacker’s job it is a virus
to get rid of it do as following for different browsers d process is different…

○ Google Chrome: Goto Tools > Extensions and remove the extension youtube premium from there

○ Mozilla Firefox: Goto Tools > Addons > Extensions and remove the addon “youtube premium”

January 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm
(22) Blag says:

SERIOUSLY??? You need to look further into this before saying that its a hoax! My neice just got hijacked and the crude comments and pics are EVERY WHERE!!!

February 9, 2012 at 10:14 am
(23) Ronnie says:

If you people would stop these “Share” feel good photos of babies needing medical attention and 1 dollar will be donated, pet stories, and all that other garbage. Facebook does not donate 1 dollar for shares of anything. You are all fueling the fire that spreads rumors, garbage, and spyware….My fave. right now is the clouds in the sky that looks like two hands pulling the clouds apart. That is GAY PORN, that has been photo shopped to look like that. IT is actually a real photo of a guy pulling his butt cheeks apart. Someone photo shopped it and gave it some religious feeling and people spread it around with some sort of feel good message. All the while they are laughing at you. Yes I believe most of you people are lying that say porno pics showed up on your accounts, unless you are idiots…There are no free gift cards on facebook, there are no share donations, there are no free game rare items, minus plug ins, but doubt most of you know about plug ins. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is..Stop spreading this non-sense around please….

March 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm
(24) antonio says:

guys i have the same problem i try one your suggestion i go to tools menu but i cant find the youtube premier.. how is that? i really want to remove the virus in my facebook..thanks guys..

March 8, 2012 at 10:22 am
(25) haritha says:

please help.i see abuse content likes appear in my profiles without my knowledge. porn containing tape are liked by the virus or wat ever it is..abuse content pages are also being liked by without my knowledge..what to do?I tried changing my password several times but no use..its not hijaking..is it a virus or something?????
PLEASE HELP

June 21, 2012 at 10:55 am
(26) Porn on my face book page. I want it off. It's spread to friends pages. says:

There in porn on face book page. Has spread to friends pages, how do I stop it. Very offensive!

January 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm
(27) Terry says:

If this happens you’ve probably subscribed to a rogue application such as one that promises to show you who’s been looking at your profile page. It may have been months or even years ago.

When you subscribed to that app, you allowed it to post on your behalf and that’s exactly what it’s doing.

It’s your own stupid fault for trying to bypass Facebook’s terms and conditions. You can easily stop it happening, but you’ll have to figure out how yourself.

I’m fed up to the back teeth with rescuing people from this type of crap. You shat in your own bed, now you can lie in it.

July 10, 2013 at 11:32 am
(28) emily says:

Thanks to that horrible pornographic spam I no longer can enjoy fb. Friends deleted me and I deleted facebook. Sucks someone has no life and ruins peoples fun.

January 13, 2014 at 3:49 am
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