Facebook has recently filed a lawsuit against a Chinese malware operator for ad fraud. As revealed, the tech giant believes that the Chinese firm abused Facebook’s ad platform for targeting users with malware.
Reportedly, Facebook has sued a shady Chinese firm and malware operators for ad fraud. The news surfaced online through a post from two Facebook Directors, Jessica Romero (Director Platform Enforcement and Litigation) and Rob Leathern (Director of Product Management, Business Integrity).
As disclosed, Facebook filed a lawsuit against the Chinese firm ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd, and two individuals Chen Xiao Cong and Huang Tao. The perpetrators would trick people via ‘celeb bait’ to click on a malicious advertisement. Then, they targeted users with malware and abused their accounts to display deceptive ads.
In some cases, they also made use of ‘cloaking’ schemes, regarding which, Facebook stated,