Denial-of-Service Attack Against Facebook

Just claim the person is dead. All you need to do is fake an online obituary.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 6:44 AM • 12 Comments

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Jacson QuerubinJanuary 9, 2013 7:39 AM

I hope people discover that's all this "social" sites is just a waste of time... go live..
=)

they live?

cassielJanuary 9, 2013 10:49 AM

Another technique, reported a week or two ago, is to create a new Facebook group, add the intended target as administrator, and then post material which contravenes Facebook's terms and conditions. Voila: all administrative accounts for the group are disabled.

RustyJanuary 9, 2013 11:09 AM

All the experimental indications are that you only need an obit with a vaguely similar name. No need to fake, just google. Maybe they'll tighten it a bit now, but it appears this has been an open issue since at least 2009.

DaveJanuary 9, 2013 12:34 PM

There's a flip side too, a Facebook user who was a personal friend died (at a tragically young age) and the reminders from FB were upsetting to some. That issue was resolved, though. All-in-all there's a balance and I think social media are useful even if not ideal.
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Dave

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