Facebook Login Phishing And Account Hacking Warnings

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 18, 2009
Updated • May 23, 2017

According to several reports on websites such as Computerworld, a new phishing scam is currently in the wild that attempts to steal Facebook login information from users of the social networking site.

Pandalabs, who uncovered the phishing scam, published basic information about the attack but did not go into details. What we do know is that the attack page that users are redirected to looks like the Facebook log in page, and that it displays an error message to the user after the account username and password have been entered.

The article mentioned that the fraudulent url is most likely spread by email but also by Blackhat SEO techniques which could mean that the attackers have placed the fake website in prominent positions in search engines. This could convince users that they are loading the legitimate Facebook website when in fact they are visiting a specially crafted website to steal login information.

Pandalabs published in-depth details about Facebook hacking scam as well. They discovered a website that claimed to hack any Facebook account for $100 payable through Western Union.

A user who wants a Facebook account hacked has to register at the website. The Facebook Id of the account that the user wants hacked needs to be entered into the form on the website, and a script will then pull the username from that account and fake a hacking attempt.

It will then ask the user to pay the $100 before the password to the account will be revealed. A user paying the $100 will not get the password to the account. The money is gone as well as it is not possible to get it back once it has been send. Veteran Internet users avoid making payments through these money transfer systems because of this, especially if the recipient is not trusted or known by them.

It is also likely that the login is recorded and tried on various websites to see if the user did use the same information on other websites which in the end could mean that the Facebook account of the user who wanted a Facebook account hacked got hacked. Oh, the irony.

Check out our Facebook Login article for information on how to avoid falling pray to criminals attacking Facebook.

Generally speaking, it is important to check the full address of the site you are on, before you enter any important data on it. Important data includes username and password, but also credit card numbers, social security IDs, and any other form of data that is personal and should not fall in the hands of unauthorized people.

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  1. wena guanzon mateo said on May 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    i cannot login in my facebook.

  2. Brandon Lawson said on December 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    log me on

  3. linda roberts said on November 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    my farm has gone off screen when i sign in my husbands account comes up .please can u correct thank you

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      You need to log out and on again with your own account.

  4. maulik nai maulik nai said on November 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I can’t use my fb.

  5. yolanda said on September 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

    i cant open my account

  6. عبير الربيع said on August 31, 2011 at 3:15 am

    its not login in my account

  7. sudharsan said on August 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    its not opening the mail

  8. aretha said on August 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    i am using Google chrome but every time i try to go on facebook, it takes me to google.

  9. Edna cutay said on August 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I don’t know why it’s hard for me to connect to facebook always says wrong password when i know by heart my password

  10. rimmi singh said on August 1, 2011 at 6:29 am

    i can’t open my account.

  11. D Vanitha shetty said on July 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    hellpo my facebook please display homepage

  12. tempegoring said on July 20, 2011 at 12:54 am

    my computer cannot cannot accept facebook website

  13. Anonymous said on June 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    hi, i always login i d problem with code or computer name

  14. sarita said on June 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    i think my facebook account is not secure,becoz of sme warnings…which i gt befor login….cn u hlp me out 2 cme ovr it…??

  15. monica liao said on June 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

    why i cannt be register. send me a register form, please.

  16. sonia said on May 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm


  17. Rolene said on April 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I keep getting security certificate pop up and I’m unable to access anything on my FB account. How do I get rid of this problem?

    1. Abhicool_hack_me48 said on August 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Just install the certificate

  18. shiela canas said on April 20, 2011 at 9:47 am

    i cannot sign in my facebook

  19. sushil&pappu said on April 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Hello,How are you!

  20. ligaya santos jamboy said on April 14, 2011 at 4:27 am

    my email add and my password always logged in in my computer,what can i do?

  21. hope said on February 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    i forgoy m pin help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. ayesha tahir said on February 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    plz give my account back its my first account which has been hecked what do you want?

  23. shamiela said on January 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

    hey im trying to login to my gmail account

  24. George Jabonero said on January 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I forgot my password how this be open?

  25. january14, 2011 at 12:10am said on January 14, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I’ m unable to use my faceebook account on my Nokia 6300 from day before…. Plz help me out.

  26. krishan ojha said on January 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I’m unable to use my facebook account on my balckberry from day before…plz help to me

  27. krishan ojha said on January 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I’m unable to use my facebook account on my balckberry from day before…plz help to me.

  28. Carlos said on December 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I was blocked and deativated. due to a picture not my own . No answer or reply from FaceBook…………

  29. Carlos said on December 28, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I was blocked and deactivated > Due to a picture not mt own . No answer or reply fron Facebook:(

  30. Carlos said on December 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I was blocked due to a picture that is NOT Me And no answer or reply???

  31. Anonymous said on December 25, 2010 at 5:30 am

    this feels like the hack…tryin to get details…and being a general pain in the arse…why you think u can make people…loyal people riun round in circles ffs.

    1. think said on June 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      just guess

  32. Desiree Pate said on December 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    idk wadts wrung wdt mii accounts

    1. sonia said on May 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm


  33. Anonymous said on November 21, 2010 at 1:03 am

    why everytime u try to log in it wont work

  34. Rachi Saxena said on November 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    i cant open my account

  35. anam bhat said on October 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    i am using my profail

  36. christina said on September 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

    my facebook is blooked i cant open it

  37. ibrahem ali said on December 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm


  38. James Annicelli said on December 2, 2009 at 7:25 am

    On Sunday my FB account was hacked with PORN is there any way to repair the damage?

  39. leonorRaffo said on November 20, 2009 at 11:24 pm


  40. Yung Lil Lik 17 said on November 20, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Im in

  41. reda said on November 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Very intersting article ; Keep it up :)


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    face book login phishing and
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