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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:23 PM

Democrats warned of targeting by hackers posing as Facebook

Source: CNN

Democratic campaigns were warned Thursday that hackers posing as Facebook could be targeting them in an effort to gain access to their Facebook account credentials, according to a copy of a security alert obtained by CNN.

The Democratic National Committee's security team detailed in the alert how emails designed to look like they are coming from Facebook tell victims their Facebook page has been unpublished because it violates Facebook's terms.

"This means that you can still see the page, but other people won't be able to see it," the email reads. It then directs victims to a fake Facebook website where they are told they can appeal the page's deactivation. This fake website asks for some login credentials and other personal information which could be valuable for a hacker.

This type of attempted cyberattack is known as phishing. It's the method that was used by Russian hackers to access Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's Gmail account in 2016.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-warned-of-targeting-by-hackers-posing-as-facebook/ar-BB17qjSK?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=hplocalnews

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Reply Democrats warned of targeting by hackers posing as Facebook (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
underpants Friday #1
we can do it Friday #2
Skittles Saturday #3
we can do it Saturday #4
Sapient Donkey Saturday #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Saturday #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:25 PM

1. Nyet! Not us says the GOP.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. Quit goddamn FB jeezus.

When will it be enough?

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Response to we can do it (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:16 PM

3. as long as people can put the least effort into "keeping up with family and friends"

they don't give a fuck if the site is fascist

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:23 PM

4. I think you're right.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:15 PM

5. I would hope any high profile person/page would have multifactor authentication

Also, isn't Facebook pretty good at flagging unusual logins? Although, even if they do have MFA and if FB stops the bad logins, the way people reuse passwords could be a problem.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:01 PM

6. I've always received a notification when I've logged on from another device.

So generally if one pays attention.

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