It looks like not only can operational systems like Windows can get infected with a virus. Hackers are all over the place, even getting into classified information from high end agencies around the world. You’d think that would be their main target: going after the big fish. However, it seems that some people just get bored or simply have a hidden gain out spamming regular users.
Meanwhile, most Facebook users (myself included) were asking for a “dislike” button. Contrary to the “Like” button, the one you click on happy news, not all status are subject to laughter or a smile. It was only logical to have the opposite created by Mr. Zuckerberg and his techie team. All of a sudden, someone took advantage of this demand and created a spam notification telling people that at last the “dislike” button was available. Of course all eager users clicked right into the trap.
The only thing they got in return was being a trampoline for the spam to spread to the user’s contacts, until most of the network was infected. May be Facebook need not completely focus on privacy issues alone, and see how secure their network is to prevent these types of misunderstandings. Then again, if someone built it, anyone can un-build it. Or better yet, can Facebook actually come up with an original, unspammy disliker?