Whenever you find something enjoyable on the internet you are sure to find something else not far behind. Hackers have been a problem on the internet since day one. The “professional” hackers tend to target largely the biggest of internet companies, one of which these days is FaceBook. It seems that very recently researchers who work for Verisigns IDefense Systems in tracking the underworld of the internet are finding more and more FaceBook accounts that are being put up for sale on the black market.
As many as 1.5 million FaceBook accounts have been witnessed in these black markets on sale. Researchers have found a hacker named “Kirllos” selling the facebook accounts along with their passwords in a concealed hacker forum. He offers to sell large bundles of 1,000 FaceBook accounts with less than ten friends each on them for $25 dollars, whereas for more than ten friends, the hacker charges about $45 dollars.
Although there is just one hacker under the sharp eye of the law on this particular hack, there are many others for whom it is a very lucrative business. They can sell these accounts to marketing strategists as well as to companies who make money from their ad programs. If that were not bad enough, some of the hackers use them to spread malicious software or even Trojan software. These viruses in turn give them possible access to your entire computer and open up such scary possibilities as a full identity theft. Although there are many Identity Theft Companies available to choose from, most cannot always offer solid protection against initial attacks. Much less if you do not have the programs because you do not think it can happen to you.
The best thing you can do as a consumer on the internet is scan your system and anything you download from the web for virus and mal-ware. IT Support