Facebook is not acting on reported hacked accounts
I can't believe this is happening. It seems like Facebook isn't acting on reported hacked accounts. Their system is broken and you can't depend on them anymore.
You may beg to disagree, but it happened to a friend.
I have this female friend and business associate in the Philippines whose account has been hacked by an unknown user from South Korea.
How did I know?
With my Kaspersky Internet Security turned on, I followed the links posted on her account. Then, I copied the URL of the landing page and looked who's controlling the site using Whois Domain Tools.
The address showed they're based in South Korea.
It's been more than a week now since we reported to Facebook that the account was hacked, and also we reported every nudity posts by the hacker, still nothing happened.
Can you imagine that? The giant site is helpless in dealing with the problem!
The Best Thing To Do
It is said, prevention is better than cure.
I read from somewhere else that users browsing Facebook on mobile devices are the ones prone to hacking. That is made possible by hackers using a software that works primarily on mobiles but not powerful against desktops.
With that said, I only use my mobile phone for replying to Messenger messages, and never for links. I am not sure if such hacking can take place once you click a link posted on Facebook with a malicious app being installed on phone without the user's knowledge.
With a desktop PC, it's easy to spot if someone is attempting something bad, but with a mobile phone, they can work through background apps discretely.
So, the best thing to do, prevent hacking. Because, once hacked, there's very little you can do to recover your account.
And it is very unfortunate that my female friend signed up in Facebook using a mobile phone number and not with an email address. Now that the old phone is gone, how can she recover the account?
The nudity posting goes on and on, despite her appeal to friends and Facebook to disregard the hacked account.
Again, prevention is better than cure.
Facebook. Gone big, but broken.
It's so disappointing this giant site is fast in rejecting ads or affiliate links but can't do something to nudity posts.
Has the hacker got control over Facebook's security checking facilities that he can easily get away with this?
It's been a week and nothing changed, there's still this ugly pop-up whenever we try to report the profile or the nudity posts.
"Something went wrong... We're sorry there's a technical problem with this feature. We're working on getting it fixed."
How about you guys, do you know of other way, better way, to deal with this?
Help me help this poor female friend.
Take care my friends.
The world is going mobile, including us online entrepreneurs. But we should proceed with caution. There's a lot of risks in using mobile devices in browsing the web.