Facebook sues Ukrainian quiz-makers for stealing user data with malware plugins

Facebook has sued two Ukrainian men for allegedly using quiz apps to scrape Facebook users’ private data and inject advertisements into their News Feeds. The lawsuit, filed Friday, accuses Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov of running a years-long hacking scheme.

Between 2017 and 2018, they enticed users to install malicious browser plugins promising horoscopes or “character and popularity” tests, apparently infecting around 63,000 Facebook users’ browsers. Sluchevsky and Gorbachov allegedly operated four web apps including “Supertest” and “FQuiz,” mostly targeting Russian and Ukrainian users. According to court filings, the apps offered personality quizzes like “Who are you of modern vampires?” (illustrated by a poster for Twilight)…

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