If someone is compromised, it can ruin their reputation and cost them thousands of dollars in lost ad revenue. That’s exactly what happened to Dale Berry, the owner of a preschool English academy in Japan who had his Facebook account hacked by scammers. Hackers used his account to display fraudulent ads, draining his business and ruining his reputation.
The hackers first target those who have weak passwords, like “qwerty” or “password.” They then pretend magic mp3 tagger keygen to be a friend and request a code that will reset the password. They then make use of a security feature that permits users to add friends as trusted contacts in the event they forget their password and ask trusted contacts to provide the one-time password needed to gain access to the account.
Another method hackers use to gain access accounts is through the purchase of stolen login information. A cache of 26 million Amazon, LinkedIn and Facebook passwords was recently discovered for sale on the dark web. Many of these passwords were taken by custom Trojan malware that affected millions of Windows-based computers between 2018 and 2020.
Users can be protected from these attacks by making sure that the address bar of their browser is Facebook and not another website. Users should use a password which combines numbers, letters and spaces. They should not use it on other email or social media account. In addition users should keep track of their activity alerts regularly. Twitter is one example. It sends out notifications when users sign into Twitter from a new place or device.