Hackers Take Over Hundreds of Facebook Groups on the Vulnerable Facebook Platform


Of course, some of us have known about these issues for nearly two years.  Has Facebook bothered to address them?  No.  Are they concerned about the many safety, security, and privacy issues on their platform? No. Are they too busy busy abusing their power by selectively and subjectively "enforcing" their TOS, kicking off and banning certain individuals and content they don't like?  Absolutely. 

From PC Magazine:  

A group of hackers.....have taken control of hundreds of Facebook groups.

The groups all display the same graphic and the description has been changed to the announcement of what they have done and what their intentions are:
Hello, we hereby announce that we have officially hijacked your Facebook group.

This means we control a certain part of the information about you on Facebook. If we wanted we could make you appear in a bad way which could damage your image severly [sic].

For example we could rename your group and call it something very inappropriate and nasty, like "I support pedophile's rights". But have no fear - we won't. We just renamed it Control Your Info. Because this is really all we want:

Think about the safety in your social media life to the same extent you do in your real life.

Watch the videoclip for more information or check out www.controlyour.info for more tips soon!

We promise to restore your group name and leave the group by the end of next week. Don't worry - we won't mess anything up.

Best regards
/controlyour.info
All members of the group get a message as well.

The hackers are presenting this stunt as a public service, but it's not the right way to go about things.
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