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by Carlo Longino


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

    Someone Needs to Kick that Guy's Ass

    ...badly

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

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

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

      Re:

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

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      Tina, 4 Mar 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, 11 Apr 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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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Mar 2009 @ 6:01am

    Facebook's = Facebook has

    Guess Who Facebook Has Just Sued For Spam?

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    Norm, 4 Mar 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, 4 Mar 2009 @ 7:50am

    @AC - What is grammer?

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    Rodney, 4 Mar 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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    Wolfy, 4 Mar 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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