Facebook sues programmer who allegedly scraped data for 178 million users | Engadget

According to The Record, the social network has sued Ukraine national Alexander Solonchenko for allegedly scraping data for more than 178 million users. Hackers scraped data for 533 million users through the same feature. Facebook is taking legal action in response to another large-scale data heist. Solonchenko reportedly exploited Messenger's contact import feature by using an automated tool that mimicked Android devices. Facebook tracked Solonchenko down after he used his forum username and contact details for email and job boards.
Facebook is taking legal action in response to another large-scale data heist. According to The Record, the social network has sued Ukraine national Alexander Solonchenko for allegedly scraping data … [+1128 chars]