Social media hacking

Theft of access credentials and hacking of a social media account

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. are a highly attractive target for cybercriminals, as the users are very active and very quick to respond. If fraudsters have stolen your login credentials and gained access to your social media account, they can create entries and view data. In this case, the fraudsters have a number of options: for example, they can post adverts on the account. But they can also publish lies about you and blackmail you. Often, however, the attackers will use your identity to target your friends in social networks.

Last modification 22.02.2021

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