6 ways criminals use Facebook

Rajashree DAS

1) Account hacking: Hackers use various tools to hack an account. Once hacked, they use the account as a platform to deliver spam and more commonly sell your information. The hackers sell account ids and passwords in exchange for money.

2) Account hijacking: Criminals hijack accounts, i.e, they log in to an already existing account illegally using the obtained user id and password after which they get access to the user’s entire friend list and attain the face of a trusted identity. Account hijacking has accounted to crimes where hijackers have obtained money from Facebook friends on the pretext of being into financial crisis and in need of money. There have also been cases where the victim has been pulled into making some sorts of financial investment.

3) Cloning of profiles: It is the act of creating a Facebook account with the same name and details of an existing user…

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