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Spammers Make Up 40% of the Social Web Spammers Make Up 40% of the Social Web

Online security firm Impermium has just reported that up to 40% of all social media accounts are created by spammers, and this number has doubled over the last six months. Spammers exploit the sharing features on social networks to spread …

‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam ‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam

**Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the company named in this settlement. This has been corrected. We apologize for the error. California-based online affiliate marketing company Adscend Media LLC has agreed to pay roughly $100K in court …

Likejacking Scams on Facebook Likejacking Scams on Facebook

Be careful who you friend and what websites you are being requested to visit because some sites employ a “Manual Sharing Scam” – better known as “Likejacking” or Clickjacking. Once users click on these scamming sites they could receive posts …

Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media

Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced the filing of dual lawsuits against Adscend Media, an ad network, which has allegedly developed and encouraged the “spread of spam through misleading and deceptive tactics,” including clickjacking. Facebook defines clickjacking …

Twitterers Spooked By Clickjacking
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Seems like popular websites go through stages: early buzz and adoption, mainstream media recognition, funding and monetization brainstorming, meteoric growth, the how-easy-is-it-to-hack stage, the marketer gaming stage, the juggernaut stage, and finally, the full corporate-government conspiracy stage. Twitter, it would appear, is in the how-easy-is-it-to-hack stage.