|Facebook Says 'Misconfiguration' Allowed Spammers To Impersonate Users [forbes.com] |
Email spammers are using data fraudulently obtained from Facebook to pose as users' friends and family, and trick them into clicking dangerous links.
In a statement released exclusively to Forbes on Wednesday, Facebook reported that the company has "discovered a single isolated campaign that was using compromised email accounts to gain information scraped from Friend Lists due to a temporary misconfiguration on our site."
"We have since enhanced our scraping protections to protect against this and other similar attacks, and will continue to investigate this case further," the company said. "To be clear, there was neither a mass compromise of Facebook accounts nor any leak of private information."