Facebook and other Online Social Networks have become one of primary outlet for advertisements. How can we detect and prevent frauds on these systems and ensure that businesses are getting bang for their buck?
In this project we aim to provide new forms of cyber-defence. This will lead us to offer:
Based on this set of tools, we will be able to provide:
In order to better understand the cyber-fraud ecosystem, we have deployed a pilot study of the fake-likes farms on Facebook as well as the possible effect of this underground market on the legitimate Facebook ads platform. This study was based on the utilisation of 13 honeypots pages.
Based on the likes provenance and time series analysis of these likes we were able to undercover several interesting facts about this underground market:
Based on our observation, it appears that Facebook legitimate ad campaigns get polluted. Allegedly, liking real pages helps fake profiles avoid detection.