In today’s society 90% of the population are active participants of social media and internet. Technological enhancement has led to cheaper internet availability and the users of every social media platform hiked. The most popular social media platform today is Facebook with around 2 billion users worldwide.
As the popularity went up, equally did the hacks focussing Facebook increased. Through hacking of Facebook, hackers started to compromise the accounts, created duplicates and demanded ransom for the return of popular accounts with large follower list. Even after implementing various strategies, with advanced techniques hackers continued to perform Facebook hack.
Some hacks uses viruses and Trojans that can lead to dangerous after effects. The percentage of threat actors hacking Facebook has risen steeply that, they are never seen as threats but mere annoyance by the users. Hackers are using dangerous malwares and viruses these days. With these malicious malwares they extract your friends, family members and your personal information and use them against you.
Hackers hack Facebook for the sole purpose of extracting information and they use them for creating scams and to pull out money from the users. The problem with Facebook and other social media platforms is that, you can send friend request to any stranger. Due to this reason, people accept good looking profiles which are disguised as genuine ones and fall for Facebook hacking. Most of the people nowadays never evaluate the genuinity of the profile before giving them access to your account and personal information because everyone is friendly in social networking. This is the main reason why hackers are finding it easy to hack your Facebook.
Once the hacker get holds of your information, he tries to pretend to be you and start working on leaking your financial information. Moreover they will also get hold of the email account linked to your Facebook and can compromise many other social media platforms linked with email. All this process can be done instantly and before you realize your Facebook is hacked, they would have done everything for compromising your account.
Although Facebook is an established organization, it is still building up its strength in cyber security. Developed in 2004, Facebook has always been a fertile platform to perform hacking. But nowadays Facebook has established strict rules and regulations so that any malicious activity in your profile is informed instantly through mails or messages. The major reason behind increasing Facebook hack is the vast number of information within the profiles. We accept everything we see in Facebook before giving it a second thought, even if it is from your trusted friends or relatives.
How to protect my Facebook account from hack?
Understand the fact that when it comes to social media platforms like Facebook, antivirus softwares cannot protect your account. They can only protect your system and it can never assure 100% protection. The only possible way to protect your Facebook from hack is “protecting yourself”. Take care before you add new friends and never share more of your personal information in Facebook.
Another possible way to protect your account is through emails and passwords. While you set a password, try to use them only for a short period of time and never give the same password for multiple accounts. This can reduce the possibility of hackers hacking your Facebook and messing with your personal details. Try to have multiple emails for multiple accounts because once an email is compromised, then every account linked with that email will be compromised.
Before you click or open any attachment in Facebook, analyse them and make sure that they are genuine. Use your logic and common sense to understand which is genuine and which is fake. Hacking of Facebook spreads from the compromised account to the friends account with the help of clicking links. When we open Facebook, there are always links and attachments in our wall. Out of these some may be malware affected links that leads to Facebook phishing. For example, when you see your friends post as well as an email with the exact message, then there are high possibilities of it being a virus.
When you come across such doubtful links, never click on the link. Instead, report the link and inform your friends and relatives to be cautious. Using these simple steps, you can stay from the malicious Facebook hacking.