won a court case against a Canadian spammer who
took control of Facebook user accounts and used them to spam other
members. The court awarded Facebook a whopping $873 million of damages.
The spammer was identified as Adam Guerbuez of Montreal, owner of
Atlantis Blue Capital, but it's unlikely Facebook will be able to get
much of the awarded cash. However, Facebook says it will bleed Guerbuez
dry anyway, just to make a point.
"We are confident that this award
represents a powerful deterrent to anyone and everyone who would seek
to abuse Facebook and its users," says Max Kelly,
Facebook's Director of Security.
We don't see how such a verdict will deter people who have nothing to loose in the first place.