Social networking giant Facebook Inc is filing a lawsuit against marketing firm Adscend Media for alleged spamming its users through misleading tactics. In a lawsuit Palo Alto based Facebook is accusing Adscend Media of carrying out “clickjacking” by placing posts on the site that cause links to surface on users’ homepage. According to Facebook the posts are being infected with a special developed code that causes the links to appear on the users’ homepages as a “liked” item without their permission. The links are designed to take users to other sites.
“Facebook’s security professionals have made tremendous strides against this particular form of attack and we are intent on eradicating it completely,” said Craig Clark, Facebook’s lead litigation counsel ”We will continue to use all tools at our disposal to ensure that scammers do not profit from misusing Facebook’s services.”
“We don’t ‘like’ schemes that illegally trick Facebook users into giving up personal information or paying for unwanted subscription services through spam,” said the state’s attorney general, Rob McKenna.Mr McKenna’s office said that Adscend Media had earned as much $1.2m a month from the practice.
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