- Tram Ho
In recent days, the online community, especially Facebook users, is buzzing about a form of fraud to steal new account information.
Drop the sentence
The trick is done as follows, users will be tagged in a post with quite sad content that a friend, acquaintance or relative has passed away, accompanied by a link to the article of a page. reputable news. Through the survey, these are existing articles, but when users click on the link to read the news, this is the time when strange things happen.
Tag a lot and the message is very mourning.
Instead of being directed to the post, the user is taken to a login interface similar to Facebook with the request to fill in login information and when you enter enough information, the result is that the Facebook account will not be. fly.
Not new, but still very effective
In fact, this is a trick of stealing account information is not new and is known by experts in the “industry” as Phishing or Phishing attack. Simply put, the hacker will add a few lines of code inside the link to the fake website, the goal is for it to display the website name and news headlines exactly like a reputable site. This is an important step in attracting the prey to click.
This is actually a real article on Kenh14, but when you click on the link, it is never linked to Kenh14 as shown.
Vietnamnet is also one of the fake names
Of course, then another step is still needed before the hacker can gain full access to a user’s account. With a simple message: “Adult content, you need to log in to verify” , light-hearted people or inexperienced elderly will quickly enter the act of logging, sometimes as a way Unconsciously and then all your login information has been “sent” to the hacker. Goodbye my Facebook account.
Login interface is not “fake” (Photo: ICTNews)
The hacked account will eventually be sold on the black market for a price of 2-7 thousand VND depending on the credibility of the owner. For longtime accounts, with high reputation, will be sold at a much higher price. These accounts will then be “authorized” to become an account for online sales or to run ads.
How to prevent?
Always be vigilant will be the first thing users need to pay attention to, for any social networking platform, we only need to log in once only, requiring re-login while in normal use. are very suspicious.
Next, users should be selective about the content they consume to be able to keep themselves safe. However, in this case hackers use the appearance of reputable news sites, so users need to be very alert.
The use of 2-layer security is always recommended, because when this feature is activated, it is difficult for hackers with both a username and password to access your personal information.
Phishing is actually a new form of cyber attack. However, by borrowing the names of major news sites to misappropriate user information, these hackers “deceived” users based on their reputation and influence. This not only affects users but also has a significant impact on the reputation and value of electronic news sites.
Source : Genk