Mark Zuckerberg's fan page was hacked, scams permeate the news feed, and fake profiles abound. What's Facebook doing about it?
Earlier this week, a hacker hijacked CEO Mark Zuckerberg's fan page, and updated his status with a message that started "Let the hacking begin." The social network also tripped up when, in an attempt to clamp down on fake accounts, it disabled the profiles of two women who shared the same name as Prince William's fiancée, Kate Middleton. (The profiles were later restored.) And hacked accounts continue to inject deceptive updates into the news feed like, "XXXX persons viewed my profile in 2010! ... You can check who viewed your profile here now [insert malicious link]." With incidents like these, some users are bound to ask how they safe they are on Facebook. More
A close look at Direct Commerce Academy, the tiny, secretive company that generates so much spam on Facebook-comment enabled websites like Fortune.com.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
You may have noticed certain spam comments repeatedly showing up on Fortune.com – they're hard to miss, appearing mere seconds after the editors here publish an article. The comments are almost identical each time:Nov 19, 2010 1:26 PM ET
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