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Facebook Has Bead On Raunchy Spammer

  • ZD Net, Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:40 PM

Who or what was responsible for Facebook’s most widespread -- not to mention raunchiest -- spam attack ever? The social network isn’t saying, but it claims to have identified the culprit. “In addition to the engineering teams that build tools to block spam, we also have a dedicated enforcement team that has already identified those responsible and is working with our legal team to ensure appropriate consequences follow,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

As ZDNet notes, the spokesman refused to disclose their identities, or to discuss what exactly the social networking giant has in store for the individuals. The coordinated spam attack resulting in a huge flood of links, videos, and images depicting pornography, acts of violence, self-mutilation, and bestiality on Facebook, ZDNet reminds us.

“Facebook confirmed the NSFW problem yesterday morning and then in the afternoon revealed it was hit by a coordinated spam attack leveraging a browser vulnerability,” it writes. What could be in store for the offending group or individual? As a precedent, ZDNet cites Facebook’s takedown of Spam King Sanford Wallace, which results in a federal indictment.




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