Facebook is suing Two Ukrainian Men for illegally scraping the data from 63K Facebook users, through Quiz apps and malicious extensions. Facebook sued these men for stealing the private data of the users and selling it for advertising purpose. Two Ukrainian men Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov are in deep troubles as the company has filed the lawsuit for malicious practices. Gleb and Andrey made a quiz site that used the “Login with Facebook” feature and the users who used that feature to play the quiz were asked to install the malicious browser extension. The extension then scraped the private data from the users and sent it to the Gleb and Andrey.
The accused developers used the fake credentials to create a developer account on Facebook to access the feature “Login with Facebook.” Using fake credentials to create a developer account in a violation of Facebook’s TOS [terms of service], Community Standards and related policies, says the lawsuit. The apps and extensions used by these Ukrainian men would scrape the personal data from the users and also inject the advertisements on the websites that infected users would visit. Even the ads were showing on Facebook.