Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Facebook still has a big problem with cybercrime groups

Facebook still has a big problem with cybercrime groups

Forgers, identity thieves, spammers, and scammers have been using Facebook to hawk their services, even after a crackdown last year, according to a new report. Cisco cybersecurity research division Talos says it found dozens of Facebook groups that were “shady (at best) and illegal (at worst)”, with names like “Facebook hack (Phishing)” and “Spammer & Hacker Professional.” The groups have been shut down, but Talos is calling on Facebook to police shady groups more proactively, complaining that it’s “apparently relied on these communities to police themselves.”

Talos’ report highlights 74 groups with a total of 385,000 members. Facebook users could look up the groups by searching for keywords, including “spam” or “carding,” and Talos says…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/5/18296687/facebook-cisco-talos-cybercrime-spam-scam-identity-theft-groups-takedown

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