In a statement sent on June 30, Facebook said it would sue four Vietnamese people for appropriating advertising accounts.
Groups of individuals sued by Facebook include NTH; LK;NQB and PHD, are said to be based in Vietnam and have been engaged in “deceiving victims to hack into their own accounts” and run more than $36 million in unauthorized advertisements.
According to Facebook, the four used a technique known as “cookie theft” to hack into employee accounts at various advertising and marketing agencies and run unauthorized ads.
First, this group of people uploaded fake apps “Ad Manager for Facebook” (Ad Manager for Facebook) to Google Play and tricked users into downloading them.
Facebook will sue a group of Vietnamese people for $36 million in damages. Photo: Sputnik
After downloading the app, victims share their Facebook login and other information within the app. Accordingly, the culprit can completely use it to access the account and then run ads.
According to Facebook, these fake apps have now been removed from Google Play. The identity as well as the name of the company or organization this group of individuals is working for has not been disclosed.
According to Facebook, the estimate of the unauthorized ads this group ran is more valuable 36 million USD. “Facebook has refunded the victims and helped them secure their accounts,” a Facebook representative wrote in a press release on June 30.
Along with the individual group lawsuit in Vietnam, the same day Facebook also filed a separate lawsuit against a marketing company in California for running misleading ads to promote the sale of goods including clothes, watches and toys.
Specifically, when a user clicks on this ad, they will be directed to a third website to make a payment transaction.
It is worth mentioning that after completing the payment procedure, users do not receive the ordered goods or receive the wrong ordered items, receive poor quality goods.
In addition, to cover up this deceptive behavior on Facebook, these subjects blocked and concealed user complaints and negative reviews on their Facebook page. It is known that in the past, Facebook has disabled some accounts and pages of this company.
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