Lacuna Coil Facebook Pages Information

Since the 23rd December various Lacuna Coil-related pages have been compromised by targeted attacks from hackers. They have broken Facebook rules by pretending to represent the band and it’s members through changing the content (including the names) of the pages, and posting links to external ‘click-bait’ websites. In addition they have posted comments as Lacuna Coil. This is all been reported to Facebook, and to help fellow fans avoid any confusion, this note shows the current status of Lacuna Coil related pages. I will post updates here as often as possible.

Status (as of 07/01/2016)

This is the original official Lacuna Coil band page. It is ‘verified’ by Facebook as an authentic page.
01/01/2016 – COMPROMISED. Currently called ‘King Coil’ and being used by hackers to pretend to be Lacuna Coil.
05/01/2016 – OFFLINE. The official page has been taken down by Facebook whilst they investigate.
06/01/2016 – ONLINE. The official page back online and controlled by Lacuna Coil.
Lacuna Coil This page was set up by hackers in an attempt to pretend to be Lacuna Coil.
01/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
05/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page, is still available and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
This is Cristina’s original official page. It is ‘verified by Facebook as an authentic page.
01/01/2016 – COMPROMISED. Called ‘Cristina Scabbia’ and being used by hackers to pretend to be Cristina.
05/01/2016 – OFFLINE. The official page has been taken down by Facebook whilst they investigate.
06/01/2016 – SAFE. Facebook has removed the hacker from the page and secured it. Cristina is now in control of this page.
This page was set up by Cristina when her original page was compromised. Because it is new, it has not been verified yet by Facebook.
01/01/2016 – SAFE. Cristina has control of this page and it is safe to like and follow.
05/01/2016 – SAFE. This page remains safe to like and follow.
This page was set up by hackers in an attempt to pretend to be Cristina.
01/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
05/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page, is still available and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
This page was set up by hackers in an attempt to pretend to be Cristina.
03/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
05/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page, is still available and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
This page was set up by hackers in an attempt to pretend to be Cristina.
03/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
05/01/2016 – FAKE. This is a fake page, is still available and is unsafe. Please ‘un-like’ this page.
This page was set up by Andrea Ferro and is his official public page.
01/01/2016 – SAFE. Andrea has control of this page and it is safe to like and follow.
05/01/2016 – SAFE. This page remains safe to like and follow.

What can you do to help?

  1. Do not like or follow the fake pages.
  2. Do not click on the links on the compromised pages.
  3. Report the pages to Facebook support using the built-in Reporting process.
  4. Post any new pages on the Emptyspiral Facebook page.
  5. Show your positive support for the band in anyway you can!
  6. Share this information with as many people as possible.
Matt
Emptyspiral – The official Lacuna Coil community.