In the recent blog of the US technology giant, Facebook announced that it was suing a group of 4 Vietnamese people for fraudulent behavior and running ads.
These people use a technique called “cookie theft” or “session theft” to illegally use other people’s Facebook accounts and run ads without paying. The target audience of these scammers is the Facebook accounts of employees of advertising and marketing companies. The trick they used was to create a fake app on the Google Play Store called “Ad Manager for Facebook” and get the user’s information through this app.
Through the login information obtained, the scammers used these accounts to run ads with a total amount of up to 36 million USD ~ nearly 1000 billion VND. According to the blog, Facebook has reimbursed the victims and helped them secure their accounts.
The names brought to court by Facebook include More Huu Nguyen, Le Khang, Nguyen Quoc Bao and Pham Huu Dung.