Recently, hackers have been using verified Facebook pages to distribute malware through ads that were approved and purchased on the social media platform. Social media consultant Matt Navarra was one of the first to spot these fake ads and raised the alarm on Twitter. The hackers even went as far as to impersonate Facebook itself and create official-sounding pages like ‘Meta Ads’ and ‘Meta Ads Manager’ to lure users into clicking suspicious download links. One such fake ad was an impersonation of a Meta ad, while another hacked page impersonated ‘Google AI’, pointing Facebook users toward fake links for Bard, Google’s AI chatbot.
Miss Pooja’s Twitter Account Hacked, Malicious Links Shared with 7 Million Followers
An Indian singer and actress Miss Pooja‘s Twitter account was hacked on April 29th. The account had over 7 million followers and the hacker changed the account name and started sharing suspicious links with its followers. According to TechCrunch, the hacker was able to gain access to the account by exploiting a vulnerability in Facebook’s security system.
The hacker was able to post malicious links that could have been used to spread malware or steal personal information from unsuspecting users. Facebook has since taken steps to secure the account and is working to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
Meta’s Commitment to Customer Safety and Security Against Scammers
Meta, a leading technology company, is committed to protecting its customers from scams and hacks. The company invests significant resources into detecting and preventing such malicious activities and has implemented a range of security measures to minimize the chances of people having issues.
Despite their best efforts, scammers are always looking for new ways to bypass their security systems. Meta is dedicated to staying one step ahead of the scammers and ensuring their customers are safe and secure.
ChatGPT and Similar Tools Targeted by Malware Strains, Company Responds with Protective Measures
ChatGPT and similar tools have been targeted by malicious actors in recent months, with around 10 malware families posing as these tools to compromise accounts across the internet. In response, the company has conducted an investigation and taken action against these malware strains.
To protect users, the company recommends that they take steps to ensure their accounts are secure, such as using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and regularly updating their security software. Following these steps, users can help protect their accounts from malicious actors and ensure their data remains secure.
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