Meta sues people behind Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram Phishing
Facebook’s parent company Meta has filed a federal lawsuit in California against hackers who operated more than 39,000 phishing websites that impersonated the login pages of Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, to mislead unsuspecting users into divulging their login credentials.
In the phishing campaign, the hackers created rogue webpages that masqueraded as the login pages of Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The victims were then prompted to enter their usernames and passwords that were then collected by the defendants.
The social media giant is also seeking $500,000 from the threat actors.
The attacks were performed using a relay service, Ngrok, that redirected internet traffic to the phishing websites that hid the true location of the fraudulent infrastructure. Meta stated that these phishing attacks increased in volume since March 2021 and that it worked with the relay service to suspend thousands of URLs to the phishing websites.
Jessica Romero, Meta’s director of platform enforcement and litigation stated that this lawsuit is part of their efforts to protect people’s safety and privacy, and is a message to those who are trying to abuse their platform, and increase accountability of those who abuse technology.
The post Meta sues people behind Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram Phishing first appeared on Cybersafe News.
click here to read full Article