Just two weeks after Facebook was under heavy attack for two or three days as the popular social networking site became the victim of a severe hacking spree affecting nearly every user on the site, it appears there is a new hack involving getting a new macbook air.
The new hack is putting up a Facebook status without the user’s knowledge then tags all friends in the comments trying to infect more users.
The message says, "OK guys my friend's company is doing a promotion and offering free Apple macbook air's. This hasn't been released to everyone yet but I'm sending it out to you guys to get a chance to get them first http://iprivate.macbook.macnovels.com/ "
This is in the same vein of some of the click spam. A popular spam involves Kim Kardashian with a link to a video. It will say something like "After watching this video I lost all respect for Kim." Upon clicking, the link takes the unsuspecting person nowhere, and hacks the account sending the same spam to all of the user’s friends.
Other spams include mass messages and tagged photos leading people to believe they are in the link or involved with it because it is not personalized. Those will also have the same result, and continue the spamming of others walls.
It was this type of problem that helped contribute to the demise of MySpace a couple of years ago. The spam ran rampant ultimately causing many of the users to switch to the "safer" Facebook. Now Facebook is having the same problems and they are occurring more and more each week.
The last hack involved the newsfeed becoming a porn and violence infested list of nude photos and videos, graphic depictions of death, and blasphemous mockeries of faith through pornography.
No word on whether Facebook knows about the newest hack yet.