The inevitable has happened. Pornographic and violent images, many including gore and abuse, some even photo shopped to look like your friends, appeared on users’ profile pages on Facebook last Monday. While the true numbers and how it happened probably won’t be known for some time, experts in the field of Internet security are calling it a “widespread” spam attack and one of the worst security breaches in social media to date.
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I’m a government cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the Vice-President of Cyber at SIRCO, an investigations and protections firm in Montréal, Canada.
I’m also a frequent contributor to National & Global media reportage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and the real social network dangers that families and individuals face every day.