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Facebook Hacking - For Jrock

You asked a while back about this and I just saw a piece on ABC 7 News on this very topic - Be caredull kiddies - Soooooo happy I deleted that Acct of mine

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January 22, 2009 (CHICAGO) -- As social networking sites continue to gain in popularity, so do the numbers of hackers, scam artists and ID thieves using them to disseminate viruses and steal identities.
The Better Business Bureau outlined some common social networking schemes:
Friend in Distress Scam
Facebook users may receive a message in their inbox from a friend saying that they are in a dire situation - such as stranded in a foreign country - and need money wired to them. The recipient of the message doesn't realize that their friend's account has been hacked and that the message was actually sent by scammers. If the Facebook user does wire money to the scammers, they have no way of recovering the money after they learn that their friend is actually safe and sound.
Phishing Friends
One particularly virulent computer virus, called Koobface, has made the social networking site rounds via MySpace and most recently on Facebook last December. In Faceback, the victim receives a message from their friend saying "You look awesome in this video" or "You look funny in this video" and includes a link to an outside Web site to view the video. Clicking on the link will open a window that claims the victim needs to download an updated version of Flash Player. Agreeing to the update actually installs the virus onto the victim's computer. The virus is designed to monitor the user's Internet activity and potentially steal personal information. Victims of Koobface have had a particularly difficult time removing the virus and in some extreme cases just decided to scrap their computers completely.
Viral Wall Post
Another recent Facebook scam takes advantage of a social networker's fears that the pictures and information they post on Facebook could be made very public. The user receives a post on his or her wall from a friend saying something like, "hey do u realize your face book picture is all over ". The wall posts vary, but all invariably link to an outside Web site that supposedly has the user's photos. Facebook warns that clicking on the link will allow hackers to gain access to the user's personal account and post the same message - seemingly coming from the victim - on their friend's walls. BBB offers the following advice for staying safe on social networking sites:
Be extremely wary of messages from friends or strangers that direct the user to another Web site via a hyperlink.
Before wiring money to a friend in a jam, users should attempt to contact their friend outside of the social networking site, to confirm the situation. If that's not possible, BBB recommends asking them a question that only they would know the answer to.
Social networking sites are about sharing information, but BBB recommends that users take steps to keep important information private. While some social networking Web sites do allow for the user to share phone numbers and addresses, it's best to keep such information private.
Be selective when choosing friends. While a user might not want to be rude, BBB recommends that it's best to decline a request for friendship if the user doesn't actually know the person.
Users should always make sure their computer's operating system and antivirus and firewall software are up to date.
For more advice on staying safe online go to bbb.org .

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 01:55 AM
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Friend in Distress Scam
Facebook users may receive a message in their inbox from a friend saying that they are in a dire situation - such as stranded in a foreign country - and need money wired to them. The recipient of the message doesn't realize that their friend's account has been hacked and that the message was actually sent by scammers. If the Facebook user does wire money to the scammers, they have no way of recovering the money after they learn that their friend is actually safe and sound.
Just reply to them and let them know that you've got US$80B coming from your other distant relative in Nigeria. As soon as you receive that you'll be happy to help them out....

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thats why mine doesnt really say shit of who i am. stealing i.d. is all to easy.



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That is not 'hacking' but really phishing. If you are stupid enough to wire someone mail sight-unseen regardless of wheter it came from an email or a social networking site them you are a fool easily parted from your money anyway.

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That is not 'hacking' but really phishing. If you are stupid enough to wire someone mail sight-unseen regardless of wheter it came from an email or a social networking site them you are a fool easily parted from your money anyway.
Exactly.
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That is not 'hacking' but really phishing. If you are stupid enough to wire someone mail sight-unseen regardless of wheter it came from an email or a social networking site them you are a fool easily parted from your money anyway.

+1 This isn't hacking. It's Darwinism.

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That is not 'hacking' but really phishing. If you are stupid enough to wire someone mail sight-unseen regardless of wheter it came from an email or a social networking site them you are a fool easily parted from your money anyway.
you mean, like on aol, when someone said they worked for AOL and AOL has lost your password.
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you mean, like on aol, when someone said they worked for AOL and AOL has lost your password.
I was one of them assholes getting your info!
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I just stick to the tried and true methods of getting cash fast... I send $1 to the first 10 names on the list... add mine to the bottom and remove the first one... and send it to 10 of my friends.

Any day now that mailbox is going to be overflowing with money.....

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i heard about more shit lilke when you get all those invites from things like snowball fights and all other shit like that...i REFUSE to accept any of those things cause thats another way they hack our account...they had some guys up in canada that would create apps, and once you accepted their application, they had the app record your info and bam...spam emails and everything would come...i have 1 specific email set up right now for facebook, and i get spam coming in to it...

i allow very few, if ever, accept any of those tagged applications...and honestly, u guys should watch yourselfs too...

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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I was one of them assholes getting your info!
I wish I had a print screen of this.

AOL use to sign you off automaticaly. either from to many TOS or harassment.

got booted and the sign off screen says "i know your hacking"



I remember people that were moderators (forgot what the term is called) to watch the chatrooms, aol would pay for their subscription. Buddy I knew via online, had a field day with them. Hardcore hacker and they couldn't do anything to him. They also had some progz that you can have 10 user accounts online on 1 computer. good times
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That is not 'hacking' but really phishing. If you are stupid enough to wire someone mail sight-unseen regardless of wheter it came from an email or a social networking site them you are a fool easily parted from your money anyway.
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Thanks Bug! My wife is really into fb now, so that was good info to pass along to her.

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What is this - the 90's? This is the same ol' same ol. Stay away from what you don't know. Put 123 Anywhere as your address, etc. I mean c'mon.
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What is this - the 90's? This is the same ol' same ol. Stay away from what you don't know. Put 123 Anywhere as your address, etc. I mean c'mon.
You would be surprised dude - People think, "Oh it is just friends sharing pics and stuff" and get VERY lazy and forget that it is still the internet

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You would be surprised dude - People think, "Oh it is just friends sharing pics and stuff" and get VERY lazy and forget that it is still the internet
I agree with whoever typed Darwinism.
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