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Linkin Park official Facebook Page Hacked and Posted Spam Messages and adverts

The famous American rock band Linkin Park official Facebook page has been hacked, and its 62 million fans bombarded with spam messages containing coarse images and out-of-character links to third-party sites.

The page was hacked today, then hacker started posting links of different websites. One of the links even tells LP fans to lookout for Jay-Z’s next album this summer.

LP’s fan are furious over the hack and asking the real administrator to restore the account, this doesn't appear to be the most malicious attack ever undertaken against a Facebook account.

It’s easy to imagine how an announcement of a free concert or a link to a previously-unreleased track could have sent millions of Linkin Park fans towards a boobytrapped webpage designed to plant malware onto their PCs.

Any rock group as big as Linkin Park has become a corporate machine, with teams of marketing people helping promote the band’s brand online and publicising new releases and tours.

A vital part of that promotion is done these days via social networking sites like Facebook, and when a fan page gets hacked and starts sending out irritating messages, your fans are sure to scurry away

Screenshot from Hackread:
At the time of writing, Linkin Park’s Facebook page appears to have removed the offending messages, and normal service may have been restored.







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