Facebook Responds to Questions About Macy’s Spam
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Since writing about the emergence of Macy’s spam on Facebook last week, I’ve been inundated with search traffic and emails on the subject. I wrote a quick note to the Facebook communications staff this afternoon, wondering if they were aware of the problem. Here is their prompt response:
Thanks for the note and help in getting the word out about the Macy’s spam attack. We’re also aware of it and believe that only a small percentage of users have been affected. We’re working to update our security systems minimize further impact. Education is also a key part of the solution and we’ve posted a note about this on our security page (http://www.facebook.com/security). Other security tips and links to free virus scanners are also there so it might be a good place for you to send people.
Here are the links they provide on the security page:
Support for your Computer
If your Windows PC or Mac is ever infected with malware or a virus, check out these helpful sites:
Free Online Virus Scanners
You should also immediately run a virus scan using one of these sites:
I’m impressed that Facebook responded so quickly. I’ll be even more impressed if they deal with the problem better than Myspace did.
Update: All Facebook has a writeup on the Macy’s spam on Facebook as well.