Candidate hit by sexually explicit Facebook hack
A VILE hacking attack left a Toowoomba Regional Council candidate in a state of panic this week.
Diane Warr was left dumbfounded after a hacker posted sexually explicit photographs on her personal Facebook page.
A notification for a friend request appeared on her page and she went through her normal practice of checking to see if they had mutual friends.
It was from a girl named Rosie from Millmerran and they had friends in common so she accepted the request.
Not thinking any more on the subject, Ms Warr went about her normal business.
But when she returned, exhausted after a day of erecting corflutes, a visiting family member yelled out urgently to her.
"My cousin was at my house and she yelled 'get out here'," Ms Warr said.
She was shocked to find her page was covered in obscene photos of sexual acts.
"Everything was sexual in connotation, even the language," she said.
"I went into panic mode and I was worried it would have been seen by people who check my page."
Ms Warr quickly reported the incident to Facebook and then went about the distasteful job of deleting the repulsive photos.
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It took her a while to delete all the photos and ensure everything was blocked.
"I didn't want anyone else to view it.
"It wasn't pleasant."
And she doesn't know if anyone else saw it.
So she sent out a message to her friends to explain what had happened and to warn them not to open any attachments.
Ms Warr believes the hacking attack wasn't related to her election campaign or malicious in nature.
She has previously been the victim of cyber crime with a hacker gaining access to her bank account.