Netizen Jenz Jardeleza posted a screenshot of a conversation wherein someone was pretending to be her to try and convince a friend to give her a confirmation code to get her Facebook password.
Jardeleza posted, “HINDI AKO TO! GRABE PAANO NAGAMIT NG IBA FACEBOOK KO TAPOS NANLOLOKO GAMIT FACEBOOK KO. [This isn’t me! How was anyone able to use my Facebook account?]”
She posted a warning for people to be sure of whom they talk to when using Facebook messenger and other messaging sites and applications as well. Unfortunately, hackers keep finding ways to get into people’s Facebook accounts and ask for personal information. Sometimes, the hackers go as far as asking for money while the unknowing victims, trusting that they really know the person they’re talking to, simply give in.
In Jardeleza’s case, the hacker was only able to get a hold of her Facebook messenger account (which is an app of its own) and chat with her Facebook contacts to try to get information to hack into her Facebook account.
Jardeleza was also warned by some concerned netizens that there was a big chance that she knows the person who was using her account since Facebook regularly updates its security measures to prevent identity theft.
Jardeleza was lucky that she was able to find out attempts to hack into her account as early as she did. Some, however, have had to deactivate and create new accounts since they were unable to recover their accounts.
Netizens are warned to be vigilant and keep passwords and pertinent information only to themselves. Also, if someone is asking for personal information, always verify who you are really talking to. At this day and age, it never hurts to be a extra careful.
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