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Verified Facebook accounts are being hacked to spread malware – here’s how you can stay safe

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May
2023
Verified Facebook accounts are being hacked to spread malware – here’s how you can stay safe

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Hackers have been detected breaking into popular verified Facebook pages and using them to run ads on the social media behemoth distributing malware.

Social consultant Matt Navarra(opens in new tab) first spotted the malicious campaign, outlining the danger on Twitter.

Navarra noted whoever is behind the campaign first targeted popular Facebook pages (one of the victims has more than seven million followers and has been active for over a decade). Should they gain access, they would change the page’s name into a variant of Meta (Facebook’s parent company), or Google.

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