Facebook users beware! Hackers are hijacking FB account like this, don't forget to click on this link

Maharanee Kumari
Maharanee Kumari 05/05/2022 09:30 IST
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If you are very active on Facebook, then you need to be careful. Hackers have devised a new trick to hack your account. They can hack your account with one email. Let's know about these new scams...

New Delhi. Security researchers have warned of a new email phishing scam that could steal personal information of Facebook users. In its latest report, the email security firm has revealed that several Facebook users have received emails claiming that their accounts will be closed if a problem is not resolved immediately. According to the report, the fraudsters are mainly trying to access personal information such as email address, password, birth date and other details of Facebook users who manage pages of any company. The report reveals that with this phishing scam, fraudsters target to hijack the Facebook pages of several firms.

How does a phishing scam work?

According to the report, the fraudsters first sent a phishing email claiming to be 'The Facebook Team'. The email warns that the user's account may be disabled or the page may be removed for infringing content.

this email is coming

The email reads, 'We have just received a report from a third party that the content posted by you infringes or otherwise violates their rights. Your account is repeating these actions, which means that your account may be disabled and your Page may be deleted. If you think this report is wrong, please click on the link below.

Your details will be stolen as soon as you click on the link

After the message in the email, there is a link that takes users to the Facebook post. The post then contains another link that takes users to a fraudulent website where they are asked to provide their personal information such as name, email address and password to "appeal".

The report further states that the information entered by users is shared by fraudsters who can later take over the account or page and use it for illegal activities. The report specifically noted that "since the threat actor uses a valid Facebook URL in the email, this makes the landing page particularly convincing and reduces the likelihood that the target's initial email is valid." Will second guess."

Don't click on the link to avoid

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To stay safe from such phishing attacks, email security firms recommend that you always check the address from which you have received the email. You should think twice before entering your login information, especially if clicking through a link.

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