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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Facebook Wins $873M Judgment Against Spammer

Social networking web site Facebook has won a legal judgment against Adam Guerbuez, a spammer in Canada who has kept a low profile since the lawsuit was filed several months ago.

Guerbuez is said to have sent more than 4 million spam messages to Facebook users in March and April, after hijacking Facebook accounts and using bots to then log into the stolen accounts and start sending out the spam.

Facebook probably won't receive much of the court imposed $837M fine, but plan on collecting what they can. The site also plans to launch lawsuits against other spammers, but did not say when that will take place.

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