Everyday I wake up and scroll through reddit while having my breakfast, and I go through the news of a data breach, hackers selling accounts, or something similar where the user is getting compromised.
The most common example is Facebook. We have given them so much data, but is it even worth it? I mean, yeah, it’s good to be able to use social media like Facebook and interact with all your friends and family, chat, play games and stay up to date with their lives. But we’re trusting them with so much data overlooking the fact that it isn’t after-all, secure.
A month ago, a research team at Cyble reported that 267Million Facebook Accounts were sold on the dark web by hackers for just 540$. Fortunately, there were no passwords in the data but it had email addresses, names, Facebook IDs, dates of birth and phone numbers. This data set is perfect enough for a hacker or a scammer to generate a full-fledged phishing attack and if even 5% of the users fall for it, a great amount of loss can be dealt to the users.