Facebook Shut Down Malware That Hijacked Accounts to Run Ads

Once inside a compromised Facebook user’s account, the attackers would use the associated payment method to purchase malicious ads, ultimately draining $4 million from victims during their spree. Facebook first detected the attacks in late 2018 and after extensive investigation the company filed a civil suit against a firm, ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd., and two Chinese nationals that allegedly developed the malware and ran the attacks.

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