Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accounts
Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accountsMessaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, had accused NSO in its own legal action of helping government spies to break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials.
Facebook is suing a Hong Kong company that it claims tricked people into downloading malware using baited celebrity photos. The social giant claims ILikeAd Media International developer Chen Xiao Cong and marketer, Huang Tao, used improper 'celeb bait' and 'cloaking' practices since at least 2016
The end goal of compromising Facebook accounts was distribution of deceptive ads for counterfeit goods and diet pills. When clicked, the ad would take users to the real landing page while Facebook would be served a version that abides by the platforms Terms and Advertising Policies.
- Facebook is suing a Hong Kong ad firm over a complex ad fraud scheme that allegedly compromising users' accounts to bombard them with deceptive Facebook ads featuring celebrities.
- In a legal complaint filed on Thursday, Facebook said ILikeAd Media International Company - along with two Chinese citizens - deceived internet users into clicking ads and installing malware.
- Facebook says this malware enabled the Chinese firm to access their victims' Facebook accounts and hijack their ad accounts, without their knowledge or consent.
Facebook is suing a Chinese firm its says hijacked users' accounts to run and pay for fake ads for diet pills and male enhancement supplements, often featuring celebrities.
China releases court video of self-proclaimed spy Wang Liqiang allegedly confessing to fraud
Chinese state-run media airs the footage just days after the 27-year-old self-proclaimed spy sought asylum in Australia after going public with details of Beijing's espionage efforts.The vision first surfaced on Wednesday via Chinese state-run Global Times, but the ABC has been unable to independently verify its authenticity.
Facebook is suing a Hong Kong –based company and two Chinese citizens it says used malware to compromise user accounts in order to run millions of dollars of deceptive Facebook ads that often featured celebrities. The company filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in California against ILikeAd
Facebook said this enabled the defendants to hijack users' ad accounts , known. The Menlo Park, California-based company said it has also issued more than million in refunds to customers whose accounts were used by ILikeAd to run unauthorized ads .
In a legal complaint filed Thursday, Facebook claims Hong Kong-based ILikeAd Media International Company - along with two Chinese citizens, Chen Xiao Cong and Huang Tao - initially tricked users into downloading compromising malware.
Allegedly, the company then used this malware to access people's Facebook accounts and takeover their ad accounts, which were then used to run millions of dollars of adverts for "deceptive diet pills, cryptocurrency investments and images of sexual content." The cost of running those ads was charged to the victims' ad accounts.
This is not the first time Facebook has taken legal action in 2019 over incidents relating to malware. Itin March for stealing its users' data through malware, and filed a lawsuit against two Singapore and Hong Kong-based app developers in August for so-called "click injection fraud."
Click injection fraud is the practice of creating fake user clicks on ads, typically by infecting users' devices with malware. This creates the impression that more people have clicked on these ads than is really the case.
Inregarding Thursday's legal complaint, Facebook's director of platform engagement Jessica Romero said Facebook has "refunded victims whose accounts were used to run unauthorised ads and helped them to secure their accounts."
'Why is the road broken?' Sightless Hong Kongers live city of protest by sound .
'Why is the road broken?' Sightless Hong Kongers live city of protest by soundAnti-government activists have smashed more than 700 traffic lights since demonstrations erupted in June, significantly altering the soundtrack of daily life for the southern Chinese-ruled city's estimated 174,800 visually impaired people.