How do Facebook accounts get hacked [Protect Yourself Against It]

Facebook phishing.  Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail spoofing or instant messaging.

The fake sites, like the one below, use a similar URL to in an attempt to steal people’s login information. The people behind these websites, known as “phishers,” then use the information to access victims’ accounts and send messages to their friends, further propagating the illegitimate sites. In some instances, the phishers make money by exploiting the personal information they’ve obtained.


How can you be safe from this phishing

  • Remember, Facebook will never ask for your password in an email, Facebook message, or any medium that isn’t the login page. Though you will need to re-enter your password when you set a security question, change your contact email, or send a virtual gift.
  • Be extra aware of weird Wall posts.

  • Don’t click on any links—on a Wall or elsewhere—if you don’t know where they go
  • Set a security question for yourself on your Account page.

  • If somehow something malicious shuts you out of your account, you will need the answer to that question in order for our User Operations team to let you back in. (If you’ve already set your security question, you won’t see a prompt for it on your Account page.)
  • Be extra aware of what website you are using to log in to Facebook

  • (and other websites). Phishing websites can be made to look like other websites (like the Facebook log in page), and might try to disguise their urls. Be smart: starts out looking like a legitimate Facebook website, but that part means it’s fraudulent. Set and use a browser bookmark to make sure you always log in from
  • If you see a Wall post that looks like spam on a friend’s Wall, tell the author to delete it and reset their password immediately.

Use a modern web browser to benefit from anti-phishing protection

  1. Internet Explorer 7
  2. Firefox
  3. Google Chrome

If you think you’ve been phished or find a phishing site

Send you reports to hereBe safe from hackers And use your Facebook account carefully

Become a fan of the Facebook Security Page for more updates on new threats as well as helpful information on how to protect yourself online.

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