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Beware! Hackers Are Trying To Hijack Your Facebook Account By Sending Fake Copyright Violation Message



Beware! Hackers Are Trying To Hijack Your Account By Sending Fake Copyright Violation Message

NEW DELHI: Cybercriminals have found an innovative trick to hijack your social media account. These cybercrooks are mostly targeting those who have a large following on social media platforms.

Rajashekhar Rajaharia, a security researcher has warned that if you are well-known on Facebook and have received a copyright complaint, it is likely that it is a spam message that will lead you to a link that contains malware or ransomware.

Rajaharia shared screenshots from a Facebook message he received under Copyright Constraint page 2021 on his Twitter profile. According to the message, Facebook’s user page has received complaints and has been reported by other users for lying or fraud. It then asks users to click on a link to verify their account.

“Your account will be disabled. This is because someone has reported you with a non-compliance with the terms and conditions of service. If you are the original owner of this account, please re-verify your account to avoid blocking,” read the fake message being sent out by Copyright Constraints Page 2021.

Warning users Rajaharia said the dubious page was created on July 13, 2021.

“Beware!! #Hackers are targeting almost all #Politicians, #Celebrities, #Media and famous @Facebook accounts globally. You may receive a fake #Copyright Complaint notification on FB. Don’t click on the link. It’s #Malware/#Ransomware,” Rajaharia has posted on Twitter.

Rajaharia who is past have exposed similar fraudulent activities and data leaks warn users saying, “Don’t Trust these notifications.. Beware of Ransomware.”

He said users should always check the source of the link before clicking on it, and they should confirm it is authentic.

Cybercriminals are always looking for innovative ways to gain access to social media account either to extort money or misuse it. There have been several instances where accounts of people with a large following were hacked and was misused to demand money from family and friends.

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