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Beware of bogus Facebook account hack tool offer

by Carol~ Moderator / August 9, 2013 3:52 AM PDT

Stressing yesterday's post in the news thread: "Facebook Hacking Site" Leads to Costly SMS Scam

From Help Net Security:

If, for whatever reason, you wish to hack into someone else's Facebook account, searching online for ways to do it will likely bring you grief. [Screenshot]

Take for example a recently uncovered bogus Facebook account hacking service targeting French-speaking users.

According to Joshua Long, the crooks behind the scheme have been dropping links to the website allegedly hosting the service all over the Internet, including in comments on popular blogs.

Users who fall for the scheme land on the website that first offers account hacking, then an account recovery service, and finally a Facebook penetration testing tool - all on the same page.

In order to use any of these services, the users are urged to sign up and log in, and the crooks are probably betting on the fact that many users recycle their login credentials time and time again.

Continued : http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15381

Related: 'Hack Facebook' works great - on YOU, not your intended victim

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