Despite continuous efforts by Facebook to curb spam, it still represents a lucrative opportunity, as Italian security researchers Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli told The Guardian spammers who post links to Facebook pages, which direct users to third-party scam sites, are earning about $200 million per year for their troubles.
Carlo De Micheli
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Another case of malware via video is rapidly spreading via Facebook to Google Chrome users, at the rate of about 40,000 per hour, Italian security researcher Carlo De Micheli told The New York Times’ Bits blog.