Hacking can damage a person’s reputation and result in thousands of dollars in lost advertising revenue. Dale Berry is the owner of an English preschool in Japan. He had his Facebook account stolen. Hackers used his account to display fraudulent ads, destroying the business of his owner and destroying his reputation.
The hackers began targeting people who had weak passwords like “qwerty” and “password.” Once they have access to an account, they check the top five most popular friends and impersonate one of them to request for a password reset code. The hackers then make use of an https://www.app-ink.net/transitioning-from-the-drm-to-the-vdr option to protect themselves that lets users add trusted contacts to their account in the event they forget their password. They can ask these trusted friends to give them the one-time password to gain access to the account.
Selling stolen login credentials is another method hackers can gain access. Recently there was a cache of 26 million Amazon, LinkedIn, and Facebook passwords was discovered for sale on dark web. Many of these passwords were hacked by custom Trojan malware that infected millions of Windows-based computer between the years 2018 and 2020.
Users can be protected from these attacks by checking that the address bar of their browser is Facebook and not some other website. They should also choose a password that combines numbers spaces, letters, and spaces and never duplicate the same password across other email or social media accounts. Additionally they should be checking their activity notifications frequently. Twitter, for instance, sends notifications every time the user logs into the account from a new location or device.