Cyber criminals gather on Facebook in easily findable groups. These groups focus on issues such as identity fraud, credit card theft, spam and hackers. Facebook has done this through these groups before, but apparently there is no lasting solution yet.
Cisco security department Talos revealed the groups' continued presence in a post on Friday. They write about 74 groups on Facebook that together had about 385,000 members. Some groups have been on Facebook for eight years.
According to Talos, groups can be found with simple search terms such as & # 39; spam & # 39 ;, & # 39; carding & # 39; or & c. & c .; The Facebook algorithm is able to recommend even more of these types of groups if a user has already joined a number.
The researchers also noted that Brian Krebs, another security expert, reported an equal size of Facebook pages for the social media last year. Facebook then deleted, but this Talos study shows that new groups are just popping up, with names that are very similar to those of excluded groups. Names like & # 39; Spam Professional & # 39; and & # 39; Spammer & Hacker Professional & # 39; also indicate that no effort is made to remain subtle. In fact, the sellers sometimes even traded under their real name.
Reports via Facebook systems did not always lead to results. Sometimes groups have been deleted, but sometimes only specific posts within a group. No action is taken against the other groups, at least not at the time of posting the Talos blog post.
Facebook responded to the case against Wired. "These groups violate the user agreement with Facebook and have been removed. We know that we must be more vigilant and therefore we are investing heavily in this."
The social environment is struggling with the problem on several fronts. For example, the live broadcast of Facebook in New Zealand last month was broadcast for an hour before being taken off the air, which gave Facebook many criticisms about its moderation policy. Facebook also intends to perform better in this area.