Why Do Hackers Go Out Of Their Way To Hack Your Facebook Account
Hackers would hack your Facebook account for various reasons. People that would hack your account are jealous, possessive, suspicious, angry. The hacker could even be your parents or your spouse, wanting to spy on you. There are even hackers that will hack your Facebook account to gain access to your gaming credits to sell them. They make a fortune selling credits/chips on Facebook.
Facebook is the most popular social network website. Facebook contains loads of personal information of everyone, more than you realise. Facebook has your date of birth, phone number, home address, email address, in some cases even your parents name, your mother’s maiden name, right down to what movies, music you like … Some banks use your mother’s maiden name to identify you when you call in. Even your pets name is used to identify you.
Hackers will get into your circle of friends, through friends that are easy targets. Once in with your friends they can get your trust and personal details from you.
With enough information a hacker can gain control of your online accounts, such as ‘forget your password’ feature.
A few tips to protect your account from being hacked:
Hide your email address
Don’t click on suspicious links
Careful who you accept invites from
Make sure you have a good anti-virus