Facebook Hacking Site Run by Russian Mafia?

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Apparently this Facebook hacking site has been around for over four years but well known security company Panda Labs claimed to have discovered it recently! This shady service claims that only 1% of Facebook sites cannot be hacked. pirater facebook

The service costs $100 to anybody who wants to get an account hacked which is well affordable if you are driven by irrational feelings such as jealousy of a loved one suspected of cheating. You would throw $100 at an investigation without even thinking about it!

The website encourages people to become cyber-criminals and hack others Facebook accounts offering extra credits in return. The website is very professional in nature and it is easy to order this sinister service. I won’t be exposing the website URL in this article for obvious reasons!

It’s not only the obvious security threat of having your personal information stolen which is the worry. Hacked accounts can also be used to send spam, malware and other nasties to the targets contact list. I don’t need to tell you how embarrassing it could be having an intruder spread malicious information about you via your Facebook account! This stuff happens every day.

A quick couple of minutes with some domain tools tells us that this website is registered in Moscow. Speculation is that the people behind this underground service are members of the Eastern European Internet Mafia. Payments have been traced via a popular money transfer service to the Ukraine.

Facebook has been plagued with security issues since becoming the most popular social network on the Internet. In fact, even before they were popular they had problems. Facebook recently announced that the size of their user base is approaching the population of the United States! So you can see the potential for cyber criminal activity is huge.

You can still find plenty of people who do not use Facebook specifically because of security worries. But if you must use the service (wink) make sure you beef up your security by using hard to guess passwords. Also you should change your password regularly to minimise the risk. It’s a war zone out there!


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