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by on December 30, 2020
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Facebook accused a group of hackers in Vietnam of spreading malicious code and stealing user information from the platform.

In its announcement on December 10, Facebook said it was taking measures against independent hacker groups from Vietnam and Bangladesh. These groups are said to use the Facebook platform to spread malicious code, steal user information and hijack accounts.

According to Facebook, a group of hackers from Vietnam used three main types of attacks, including Social Engineering, attacks via Android applications and attacks through spreading malicious code on websites.

Social Engineering is a form of non-technical attack, hitting the user's psychology to get information. Facebook says hackers from Vietnam have built fake characters and organizations on social networks, creating a legitimate cover to reach the target they want to attack. Hackers also build pages to attract followers, then trick users into installing malware.

The second method is through Android smartphones. Hackers create apps on Play Store, lure users to install the target. Thereby, they monitor their equipment. In addition, this group also attacked Facebook users by spreading malicious code through websites. This could be a website created by them, or an existing website but compromised to install malicious code. Another form that is reported is through shortened links.

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Facebook says it has been following this group of hackers for years. In the latest allegation, the world's largest social network said it found a link of this hacker group with CyberOne - an information technology company based in Ho Chi Minh City. However, CyberOne Group recently responded to Reuters through the fan page that they are not related to the group of hackers. The fanpage of this unit then disappeared on Facebook.

Facebook also accused two hacker groups named DoN and CRAF in Bangladesh of compromising the accounts of users of the social network. These groups use Facebook's report feature, make allegations of impersonation, intellectual property infringement, nudity, terrorism ... causing the victim's Facebook account to violate the network's community policy. social and locked.

This group is also said to occupy the Facebook account of the administrator of major fan pages, delete the remaining administrators, and then disable fanpage. This attack was evaluated by Facebook as intentional. Bangladeshi hackers hacked email, hacked into users' devices and took advantage of Facebook's account recovery process.

Facebook is taking a number of measures to prevent the actions of hacker groups, such as deleting links shared on Facebook, deleting group accounts and notifying users of attack.

The expert of this social network advises users not to click on suspicious links, not to download software from untrusted sources.
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