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Ascend Media Litigated by Facebook for Malware and Scam

The state of Washington and facebook had filed separate grievances against a US ascend media LLC asserting it to spread malware through facebook and stealing personal details of the users, SC magazine reported this news on 1 February 2012.

The suits filed in US district courts in Santa Clare carif., Seattle respectively contend that the offenders operated advertising network that mislead users by clicking on the link that they supposed that they will get certain types of videos or surveys but instead they have ended up with installed malware in their system which help to stole their private information. The suit said that the offenders were aware and encouraged to do so.

"Like jacking is similar; victims are deceived by clicking like button which help to spread the scam into the system and making them believe that the scam is sent by their friend.

States attorney general Rob McKenna said in a report of BBC news on January 27, 2012 that "we don't like schemes that illegally con facebook user into giving up their personal details or paying for undesirable subscription scheme through scam.

After the like jacking action, the users are redirected to the age verification age page, which include what the complaint described as a "content locking wedge" that would activate the facebook share button, which then post the page to all the user's friend page. The suit claims they are then directed to the bait page that continues to steal personal information instead of directing the user who confirmed their age to the video contents. Also the suit said that whenever the user took one of the survey on the bait page, the ascend affiliate gets paid.

Ascend media is multiplying the scam via misleading and deceptive tactics and motivate others to do so.

A prominent example is the accusation in California in self-proclaimed scam king. Sanford Wallace in august Noyes said that facebook sued him two years ago and us court ordered him to pay us$711 million. Now he experience serious jail for his illogical conduct.

Security Company Symantec said that facebook said less than 4% of the shared on the website is spam and 74% of the email is filtered out before reaching someone's inbox.

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