Meta, the umbrella company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, took action and filed a lawsuit against hackers who stole user information with fake sites. The company demanded $500,000 from hackers.
Especially in the last two years, the increase in internet use and addiction with the effect of the coronavirus brought many dangers with it. One of these dangers was cyber attack. At a time when technology giants were hacked one after another, phishing attacks were also carried out on individuals, and the information of ‘hooking’ users was easily stolen.
Today, an explanation for these attacks came from Meta. Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, More than 39 thousand phishing websites filed a lawsuit against the malicious people who managed it. The websites in question included fake pages that appeared to be login pages for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, asking victims to enter their username and password. Meta is from these malicious people 500 thousand dollars demanded.
Attacks have increased since March 2021:
According to the shared details, the malicious individuals that Meta sued, carried out the attacks through a transfer service called ‘Ngrok’. Ngrok was redirecting internet traffic to phishing sites in a way that disguised the true location of the fake infrastructure. Meta is the volume of these phishing attacks. has increased since March 2021. and announced that it has worked with Ngrok to suspend thousands of URLs to date.
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Meta recently created more than 1,500 fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram to target 50,000 users in over 100 countries. Against 7 hired surveillance teams had stepped in. The previous month, it had banned four malicious cybergroups targeting journalists, humanitarian organizations and anti-regime military forces in Afghanistan and Syria.