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.
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The latest sex-tape hoax to flood Facebook uses Rihanna as bait, but the Facebook Security team is already on the job, blocking the links contained in the hoax messages, which were reported as malicious.