FCC chairman’s Facebook account hijacked by spammers

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FCC Chair Julius Genachowski’s Facebook account was briefly taken over late last month by spam-spewing malware, the New York Times tech blog Bits reveals. On Dec. 31, Genachowski appeared to send Facebook friends a message saying, “Adam got me started making money with this.” Attached was a link to a nonexistent website. Facebook suspended the account, as per its policy. No comment from the FCC. Facebook said it takes security “very seriously” and has devoted “significant resources toward helping our users protect their accounts.”

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