Facebook security breach exposes accounts of 50 million

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We at The Hacker News get a lot of requests via emails và messages from people who want to haông chồng into someone else"s Facebook tài khoản or Gmail trương mục or break into lớn somebody"s network.

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However, 80 to 90 percent requests we receive sầu every day are from people who want to hack inlớn their girlfriend, boyfriover, wife, or husband"s Facebook account in order lớn read their private conversations & reveal their secret relationships, if any.
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Even though we strongly deny any such requests because accessing someone else"s account without their knowledge or permission is a crime…
...but there are demands from people – those cheated by their love, betrayal of trust, driven by greed or revenge – to lớn break into lớn the Facebook accounts of other people.
As money could buy everything, a service received a lot of popularity earlier this year – even featured on the front page of the New York Times – claims to connect these needy people to professional hackers for hire around the world.
Hacker"s List, launched in November 2014, received more than 500 hacking jobs in the period of just three months. Anyone can post or bid on a hacking project listed on the trang web.
There are around 2740 anonymous hacker profiles displayed on the website who are ready khổng lồ accomplish hacks for you if hired. Prices of hackers range from $28 to lớn $300, và full hacking projects range in prices of $100 khổng lồ $5000.
Payments are done anonymously — collection of fees when tasks are completed, notoàn thân knows the identity of those involved in doing the work.
Hacker"s List claims to provide "ethical hacking" services and asks users not to lớn "use the service for any illegal purposes," as laid out in its 10-page long terms và conditions section.
However, the activities listed on the site are clearly illegal in some cases, so is it providing a so-called white hat hacking service?
Recent retìm kiếm indicates that many of the hacking tasks listed on Hacker"s List are related to lớn breaking into lớn Facebook accounts, hacking Gmail passwords, reading someone else"s chat logs from messaging apps lượt thích WhatsApp and Messenger.
In short, most of the requests from people are completely unlawful, very few requests are actually legal, & even most of the already completed projects fall under the category of crime.
The statistics of retìm kiếm conducted by security researchers Jonathan Mayer shows that the majority of users want to lớn haông chồng into somebody"s Facebook accounts, as Facebook is the most comtháng target of users.
23% of projects relate to lớn Facebook hacking, often involving a business dispute or jilted romance.14% of projects relate to Google trương mục hacking, also involving a business dispute or jilted romance.8% of projects involve sầu students asking for University"s computer systems lớn be hacked in order to improve their exam grades.3% of projects involve sầu burying some embarrassing tidbit, essentially an ersatz Right to be Forgotten.

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Mayer has also noticed another interesting fact that it is quite possible for anyone to reveal the true identity of Anonymous clients who are actually asking/hiring hackers for his or her jobs.
Every user registered on "Hacker"s List" trang web choose anonymous usernames in order to lớn keep their actual identity hidden. However, there are physiological possibilities that most users keep their username same for multiple websites like I do.
Mayer explained that using a simple web page crawler, anyone can collect all the usernames from Hacker"s List Project pages and then can cross-link each of these so-called anonymous usernames with Facebook to lớn find active sầu profiles, possibly revealing their true identity, email addresses, tương tác details và other personal data.
Personally, I don"t encourage anyone to hack inkhổng lồ the accounts of other people, & lớn avoid getting hacked; you should regularly update your password & keep other security settings tight.
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