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Norton Scientific Reviews : Facebook sues spammer

02-03-2012 07:23 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Security experts from Norton Scientific Reviews have made huge progress against malware and spam attacks and they seem to be intent in completely eliminating it.

Social networking giant Facebook sues a marketing company, Adscend Media on grounds of alleged 'clickjacking' and spreading spam through deceptive tactics.

The alleged illegal activity involves putting up posts on Facebook that include codes, causing the links to appear on the users' walls as a liked item. Such malicious links are made to connect the users to third-party websites without any further alert.

On the other hand, Adscend Media 'vehemently denied' the 'false claims'.

Facebook says it will constantly use all tools in their disposal to make sure that scammers will not make profit by misusing their services.

Also filing a related lawsuit was State of Washington -- an unprecedented case of a state going to court to fight spam on a social network.

Adscend Media reportedly had earned up to USD 1.2 million per month from the racket.

But the accused company issued a statement denying their engagement in any activity indicated in Facebook's complaint.

According to Adscend Media, they 'strictly comply' with legal responsibilities under federal law and they are also conducting their own investigation on the validity of Facebook's accusations. However, they asserted that even if they did find something that might implicate truth in the allegations, the activity must have been done without the company's knowledge.

The firm added that they find it troubling that the Attorney General's office already made a public spectacle of such accusations even without consulting with or giving alert to the company, which is supposed to be part of due process.

Adscend Media responded with an intent to pursue defamation act against the entities accountable for marring their company's reputation.

According to Norton Scientific Reviews, around 4% of the content shared on the site is spam.

Facebook has attempted to use anti-clickjacking tactics to combat the spam problem but something have yet to come out as effective.

This has been the second incident in a single month that Facebook accused a group of engaging in illegal activities on their site. Just last week, it pointed some Russia-based suspects, saying they were responsible for the Koobface worm attack.

Norton Scientific Reviews is maintained by a blogger-cum-security-specialist who keeps a close watch on the tech industry and the trend of badware. This blog aims to educate the public and keep the pros up-to-date with regards to malicious software and their respective anti-virus counterparts.

In this digital age, being in-the-know is the most elementary step to avoid getting pwned. Norton Scientific Reviews covers even the most basic concepts on malware and infection prevention for newbies. While for tech junkies, there are also in-depth software reviews and jargon-filled tech reports on various topics.

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