All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘likejacking’

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 their wares, and ‘clickjacking’ and ‘likejacking’ are rampant. Facebook describes clickjacking in its help center: Certain malicious websites contain code …

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‘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 costs, in a settlement with The Washington State Attorney General’s office regarding the spamming of Facebook users. Adscend also agreed …

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