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Facebook users faces hack attack

Bangalore, 16 November 2011: Popular social network Facebook has hit a hack attack, which is termed as the biggest Facebook hack ever.

Many Facebook users has been reporting that images of pornography and violence has been displayed in their account without their knowledge from yesterday onwards.

As per reports the hack attack has occured for those users whose account has been given permission to third party applications to post on their behalf. Also executing malicious Javascript in the browser URL bar, is another reason for this situation.

Facebook has said that the attack was based on a "self-XSS vulnerability in the browsers" and has taken steps to control the spam attack.

Times of India has reported that over 2 lakh victims in Bangalore has been prone to this recent attack from hackers.

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