Hacking Frenzy Now Back on Social Networks

Will the buzz around hacktivism exploits ensure a glorious comeback of Account Hacker scams?


Just wondering…don’t take it as a dare. It’s not. Apparently, the classic “snoop on your friend while slipping your conscience a nice valium tablet” scenario is back.  Not so long ago, we were wondering why so many people have this irresistible urge to spy on their friends/loved ones. At that time, we had our eye on a Yahoo Messenger account hacking tool that equipped the “so curious I’d give an eye and my mother in law” with THE tool of their dreams.

It is a classic, mind you, so it’s here to stay (“forever and ever” is my bet, but, who knows!). Now let’s see what the cat (curiosity -> departed cats……you know….you do? OK) brought in this time. Ta-daaaaaaaaam:

Let’s break this social engineering baby down:

1.       Great meets three exclamation marks. It’s got to be phenomenal. It’s simple, to the point….What’s greater than great?

2.       Facebook Account Hacker version 3.6…..Aha! So it’s a nice tool in the making, evolving. Not a no good beta or version 1.5….It’s already 3.6. Just imagine the generations of 007 wannabes that actually used it. The stuff that dreams are made of!

3.       Testimonials work wonders. No 1: “I already open my Friend’s Facebook Account”. No 2: I Love this Really working”. Something missing? Grammar, maybe? Remorse? Details, details….

4.       Hurry meets four exclamation marks. No pressure here! Take your time…

We all love a good challenge so here comes the click!



Black background. These people must mean serious business. Serious, indeed. Want to be a spy? Why don’t you give us your friend’s e-mail address so we can spam him/her at will, while you take one step up Jacob the Hacker’s ladder.

How wonderful! They’re asking you to become their evangelist: post the message 4 times on Facebook (Or else? Lightning? Thunder? Terrible disease?); share the Page (be generous to all other spies out there!) and then click Download.

Let’s all say it together: the survey maze. Never ending. Never quenching your thirst for knowledge (on the menu: an intelligence test, find out your true love, find out how you can always know where your phone is, do you want to know whether he/she is THE one?).

Wish I could say no harm done here. But that’s not quite the case. Take a look at your profile and you’ll see it’s plastered with these ads:

100% working…not.

As always, Bitdefender Safego is there to keep you safe.

Click safely and wisely!

This article is based on the technical information provided courtesy of Tudor Florescu, BitDefender Online Threats Analyst 

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About the author

Ioana Jelea

Ioana Jelea has a disturbing (according to friendly reports) penchant for the dirty tricks of online socialization and for the pathologically mesmerizing news trivia. From gory, though sometimes fake, death reports to nip slips and other such blush-inducing accidents, her repertoire is an ever-expanding manifesto against any Victorian-like frame of thought that puts a strain on online creativity. She would like to keep things simple, but she never does.