We all know very well that the current year, 2018 has not been easy for the social network giant Facebook, which has already had to deal with issues involving Cambridge Analytica and an attack that affected 90 million accounts. However, now according to the latest reports, your private Facebook messages are up for sale.
Your Private Facebook Messages Are Up For Sale
The current year, 2018 has not been easy for the social network giant Facebook, which has already had to deal with issues involving Cambridge Analytica and an attack that affected 90 million accounts. And not only that, as the problems have appeared even when the blame does not seem to be from the social network.
This time, malicious browser extensions were used to compromise multiple accounts on the social network giant Facebook. According to the well-known news media channel, BBC, a group of hackers are selling access to private account messages on the social network giant Facebook for only 10 cents.
Those responsible, of course, the group of hacker made the offer for the first time in September of this year, 2018. At the time, FBSaler user posted the following message in a forum: “We sell personal information from Facebook users. Our database includes 120 million accounts.”
To prove the truthfulness of the information, the hackers offer a sample with information of 81 thousand profiles. Hence, now the well-known news media channel, BBC has contacted five users on the list who have confirmed that the messages are real.
According to the report, most of the compromised accounts are from users in Ukraine and Russia. But some are from people in the UK (United Kingdom), the United States and India.
One of the domains used to publish the information was registered in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. While the social network giant Facebook says that there are no records that its security has been compromised and simply points to the liability for browsers.
“We contacted the creators of the browsers to ensure that known malicious extensions are no longer available for download in their stores,” said the social network giant Facebook’s Vice President, of course, Guy Rosen.
Moreover, the social network giant Facebook’s Vice President, of course, Guy Rosen also contacted the police and worked with local authorities to remove the site that contained private information from users.
However, the social network giant Facebook does not reveal which malicious extensions might be involved in the case. As the company claims that they have monitored users’ activity on the internet and sent personal data and private messages to hackers. So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.