Verified Facebook pages got hacked and spread malware

A number of verified Facebook pages were hacked and turned into verified scam accounts. Nothing new about the internet is a hive of scum and villainy. Scammers have existed long before the internet and will likely outlast it. But this one takes it to a whole new level. While scammers have been abundant on Facebook for years, getting their hands on actual verified accounts weren’t so easy. But that didn’t stop this group of well-timed hackers. So what exactly is happening? Social media consultant Matt Navarra provides an excellent timeline below: How did this ad get approved @Meta ?😬Verified account impersonating Meta tricking users into downloading shady tools— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) May 4, 2023 It gets worse…!ANOTHER verified @Facebook has been hacked and it’s pretending to be @GoogleAI And it’s running are against the post!— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) May 5, 2023 Scammers hacked verified Facebook pages to impersonate Meta and Google, then ran ads tricking users into downloading malware. It’s usually quite simple to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fake. However, while you may be well-versed in navigating the internet, countless others lack the same level of knowledge. How not to get scammed by verified Meta accounts .stk-78617a2 .stk-img-wrapper{filter:drop-shadow(25px 10px 30px rgba(18,63,82,0.3)) !important}.stk-78617a2 .stk-img-wrapper:hover{filter:drop-shadow(25px 10px 30px rgba(18,63,82,0.3)) !important}.stk-78617a2 .stk-img-wrapper img{border-radius:8px !important} Generally, these scams follow the same lines as older scams. They look and sound official to the uneducated eye. Then, in whatever post they have, they include a link to a relevant-looking website that has whatever…Verified Facebook pages got hacked and spread malware

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