Guess Who Facebook's Just Sued For Spam?

from the the-usual-suspects dept

Last year, when MySpace won an uncollectable judgment against well-known spammer Stanford "Spamford" Wallace, part of the punishment was that he wasn't allowed to set up any more MySpace profiles. Mike noted at the time that it didn't say anything about Facebook, speculating that's where Spamford might pop up next. So guess who Facebook's just sued for sending spam Facebook messages? Yep, ol' Spamford and a couple of his pals. Facebook alleges they used phishing attacks to break into users' accounts, then sent messages to their contacts. It sounds pretty similar to the previous MySpace case, and it's hard to imagine it won't end up the same way: Wallace disappearing, Facebook getting a default judgment with an uncollectable judgment, and Spamford moving on to the next big social site.


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    Kenneth D. Welch, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 3:09am

    Someone Needs to Kick that Guy's Ass

    ...badly

     

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    Stranger at Random, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 3:35am

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    Yaa, What he said... Spam SUCKS...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 4:09am

    Phishing is just one of the internet's main natural selection processes.

    He's performing a service. The weak must perish so the strong survive.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 5:24am

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    It is the Internet. There IS no natural selection. It's 100% artificial and if you get "phished" you only get inconvenienced for a few months.

     

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    Some IT Guy, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 5:33am

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    Hahahaha Love it!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 5:34am

    Is it just me? shouldn't "Facebook's" just be "Facebook"? It doesn't seem to be possessive in the uses above.

     

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    Some IT Guy, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 5:40am

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    I think you are correct. But the English language is a complicated one....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 5:43am

    I keep arguing with my wife about proper grammer. She keeps saying, 'her and I...' to which I reply... 'she and I'. We're all fools.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 6:01am

    Facebook's = Facebook has

    Guess Who Facebook Has Just Sued For Spam?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 6:22am

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    Say it this way. It means the same and sounds better.

    Guess Who Facebook Just Sued For Spam?

     

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    Norm, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 6:47am

    When is the Gov't

    When is the government going to take the crimes of ID theft and phishing and cost of viruses and spyware seriously?

    These asshats cost companies a lot of money and should be pursued.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 6:48am

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    Waahhh... My writing style can beat up your writing style.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 6:50am

    Re: When is the Gov't

    ONOOZZZ some one stole my facebook identity, some one HALP!

     

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    TC Harp, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 7:19am

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    I believe it is a contraction of "Facebook has", although, like you, I don't think it is correct usage with a proper noun.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 7:50am

    @AC - What is grammer?

     

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    Michael mallows, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 8:06am

    Re: Grammar

    Unless, of course, the author meant 'Facebook HAS just sued...' in which case both versions would be correct.

     

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    Michael Mallows, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 8:09am

    Re: Re: When is the Gov't

    How do we know that it's you, though?

     

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    Rodney, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 8:19am

    SPAM vs. Junk Mail

    I hate SPAM as much as the next guy or gal but WHY do people seem to get much more upset over SPAM than they do over snail mail junk mail? I hate that JUNK MAIL in my mail box WAY more than SPAM in my inbox.

    I say we get upset over junk mail because it's real stuff that's filling up our landfills and a huge waste of trees not to mention a bunch of other bad stuff.

    STOP JUNK MAIL!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 10:11am

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    it's "me and her" were naked last night

     

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    Wolfy, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 10:24am

    I was taught it was "She and I". Then I hear they're teaching "Me and her". I'm confused!

     

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    Tina, Mar 4th, 2009 @ 9:43pm

    Re: Proper grammer and any other MINOR stuff

    Honey - life's WAY TOO SHORT to worry about the little stuff. If proper Grammer is all you have to worry about you need to thank the Lord and your lucky stars above.

     

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    Communicator, Apr 11th, 2009 @ 8:44pm

    Re: Re: Proper grammer and any other MINOR stuff

    ugh I HATE the argument that grammar (please notice the lack of an "e") is minor. Grammar is the framework for all communication. The tighter your grammar, the easier your message gets across. If it was so minor, why do so many people get distracted by it's misuse? Because the message is distorted and the meaning unclear. Yes grammar can be confusing and complicated, but anything worth doing is worth the effort.

    Tina, your life may be too short to worry about grammar, but my life is too short to re-read and decipher Kayne-esque messages!

     

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