Friday, July 1, 2016

WARNING: Your Account is in Danger with this FB-like Phishing website

Be careful. Your curiosity in some websites will end up your social media account being hacked. Think before you click a link shared in your friends' timeline or click a controversial image. The hackers will be laughing out loud (like monster) if you've taken their bait.

The number 1 target of these hackers is your Facebook account. They know that Facebook is one of most visited websites in the world wide web and it has a tremendous number of monthly active users which according to statistica.com is 1.65 billion monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2016.

What's the Bait?


Hackers tend to play your curious mind so the most common clickbait are the following:
  • Catchy headlines. Some of which are misleading or hoax stories. Clickbait headlines typically aim to exploit the "curiosity gap", providing just enough information to make the reader curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the linked content.
  • Eye-catching thumbnail pictures. Pictures that trigger emotions were used for this purpose. Even nude photos or photos which display explicit sexual acts.
  • A play-video button. This is very common. You think it's really a controversial video or perhaps a live streaming video that needs to be shared before you can fully watch it.
Next time you see a link shared on your timeline or someone else's timeline, think before you click!

Logging in to a Fake Facebook Website

First, a clickbait is employed as stated above. Once you clicked the link you are required to type your username and password. Once your entered your username and password, the hacker already get your login information and can be used to hack your Facebook account. 

Check out the image below...
This is just one example on how the hacking of your account might start. Your curious mind would be triggered by an image you saw in your Facebook feed.

Faakebookll.com is a Phishing website


On the image above, Faakebookll.com is actually a live website. It is not related in any way to Facebook. It's definitely a phishing website.

According to Wikipedia, Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

In the above mentioned site, the login page is just similar to Facebook's or in some other cases the site will require you to login your Facebook username and password to continue with Facebook.

The phishing website requires you to "sign in to continue with Facebook"...



NEVER!!!! Never give your Facebook account info by entering your username and password.

This is just one of the culprits why many Facebook accounts were being hacked. We will update you with the list of other phishing websites as soon as we find one. 

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