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Football-Loving Spammers Attack Facebook Community Forum

A Facebook spam attack has just hit the Facebook Help Center’s Community Forum, flooding it with fake messages about livestreaming American football games. The spam appears to have come from compromised Facebook accounts, according to reports from Sophos. The suspicious activity was first reported by the unofficial Facebook privacy and security blog, aptly titled FacebookPrivacyAndSecurity.

If you click on the links, you’ll end up on websites that asks for your email address in exchange for live streaming football games.

We reached out to Facebook about this latest spam attack. Says Facebook’s Manager, Public Policy Communications Andrew Noyes:

Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us, and we are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms. Recently, our Help Center Community Forum experienced an increase in spam claiming to offer streaming video of American sporting events. We are taking steps to address the issue and encourage people to protect themselves by never clicking on strange or suspicious links.

Just last week a spam attack hit Facebook, flooding the social network with sexually comprising photos of Justin Bieber, abused dogs and a naked grandma across Facebook. Facebook said that attack was the result of a browser bug.

Earlier this year, spammers used Facebook Events to try and trick users into submitting their email addresses.

What can you do to protect yourself? Don’t click on links that seem suspicious, and never give away your email address away.

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