Facebook Repairs Misconfiguration That Allowed Spam to Friend Lists

A hole in Facebook's scraping protections is blamed for a spate of spam emails sent from compromised email accounts to their Facebook friends lists. The messages were personalized, both with the spoofed sender's name and the name of the recipient. According to Facebook, the incident was isolated and "was neither a mass compromise of Facebook accounts nor any leak of private information."

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