Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Facebook, a widely used social media platform across the world, has encountered a series of hacks that have jeopardised confirmed pages, resulting in the dissemination of malware via ads endorsed by and procured through the platform.

This write-up will explore the recent scam and furnish you with some suggestions on how to evade Facebook account hacks and malware frauds.

Facebook Impersonators

Hackers have exploited verified Facebook pages by posing as Facebook itself, and one of the methods they have used is by creating pages that sound official, such as 'Meta Ads' and 'Meta Ads Manager', which post dubious links to tens of thousands of followers.

It is crucial to exercise caution and be on the lookout for accounts that could be impersonating Facebook or any other reputable organisation.

Always verify the account name and handle to ensure it is legitimate.

Suspicious Links

Another way in which hackers breach Facebook accounts is by disseminating malware via ads containing links to malicious websites or files.

These links may masquerade as authentic content, so it is vital to exercise care when clicking on links on Facebook.

If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a link, it is advisable not to click on it.

Always hover over the link to ascertain its destination and only click on links from credible sources.

Anti-Malware Software

To safeguard your Facebook account from malware scams and hacks, it is imperative to have anti-malware software installed on your device.

Anti-malware software can identify and eradicate harmful software, viruses, and other types of malware before they can harm your device or compromise your Facebook account.

There are several anti-malware programmes accessible in the market, so it is crucial to conduct research and pick one that aligns with your requirements.