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Articles tagged with: Philip Porembski

Facebook Spammer Ordered To Pay $360.5 Million

A spammer who hacked more than 116,000 Facebook accounts and sent more than 7.2 million spam messages to its users has been ordered to pay Facebook $360 million dollars for his actions. The court permanently blocked Philip Porembski and his company, PP Web Services LLC, from using the site and granted punitive damages.

According to the complaint, the spammer obtained the user’s information with out authorization and would send spam messages to redirect them to sites which paid affiliate commissions once opened. Essentially some of the spam messages directed users to phishing sites that stole their usernames and passwords, while others made money for Porembski every time someone clicked on its links.