Facebook is running an anti-spam drive and the first targets are three spam-heads who set up a phishing racket.
In a statement, the company said, "This week, in a U.S. federal court in San Jose, California, we filed three lawsuits alleging violations of our terms and applicable law by defendants attempting to trick people on Facebook into signing up for mobile subscriptions and sending spam to their friends."
The complaints allege that Steven Richter, Jason Swan, and Max Bounty were offering hooky goods and services, including automatic mobile phone subscription services. Facebook said the defendants violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the brilliantly acronymic Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM). May the titles of all future legislation only be derived from apposite acronyms.
The company boasts that it has already taken down spammers, and claims it was awarded the biggest monetary judgments in history. But what is Facebook actually doing to prevent phishing except shout about three lawsuits?
Facebook has increased its vigilance in the ceaseless war on spammers by... posting a quiz. If you pass the security quiz Facebook will pat you on the head and post a badge on the virtual wall of your Facebook account.
The campaign comes a couple of weeks after Facebook users were deluged with bogus messages claiming that they had received free Iphones
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