It’s been a long time that social media hackers became a threat to all of the users and their private information. This is a kind of fraudulent activity to access the information of the users in social media without permission.
This is a threat for many organizations and governmental institutions which are working on private elements such as bank accounts. Of course, the main purpose of this article is to the awareness of social hacks and how to recognize these actions.
What is a social media hack?
The best definition of social media hackers and hacks is accessing the whole user information that threatens their security and privacy at the moment.
These actions are done by a group of people who make access and connections in different social media and other organizations to do fraudulent actions.
This is why that all organizations use IDS or Intrusion detection systems to apply mechanisms to upgrade their software and other server-dependence machines. This is why social media hackers get knowledge to learn abilities for hacking.
Social media hackers are also known as cyber-attacks which is targeting network. Of course, due to the main purpose of these attacks, the hacks are acting for:
- DOS or Denial of service
In such hacks, the hacker will destroy and disrupt the serving systems for users. In this process, a large volume of service requests will send to the central server and it became unable to operate.
So, the central server is responding to hack request services while the real users’ requests are unanswered.
Network access hacks
The social media hack is included in the list of network access hacks and the hacker is found access to the source of the network and makes an intact ground for fraudulent actions.
In such hacks, the hacker can access data and system at the moment, the system access is generally more dangerous than data.
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The category of social media hacker
Generally, the whole types of social media hackers are divided into three categories:
- Grey hat hackers
- White hat hackers
- Black hat hackers
The color of the hackers can describe their field of activity, for example, the whitehat hackers are the ones who protect an organization’s system from hacking and reporting any unusual happening to the company.
The grey hat hackers do the same as white hackers and a little of black hackers. The blackhat ones do fraud actions. Of course, social media hackers are in none of the categories, and most of these persons are called attackers.
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What do attackers hack in social media?
The social media hackers who are named script kiddies usually hack all the security data of the users such as username and password. These hackers steal these items and can access the account of the users.
Sometimes the accounts are targeted before and want to access particular data that are confidential. This data are including personal photos, videos, files, and other documents.
How to protect personal data from hackers?
Hacking the personal data and also social media hacks became one of the main threats in using these media, so, you have to be aware of some points to protect your system and also social media from hacking:
- Avoid keeping media such as personal photos, video, documents, and files into your moveable devices such as mobile phones and laptops.
- Do not connect to virtual machines for network access and install windows for this access.
- Use real and validated antiviruses
- Do not download and install cracked packages of software and get them from valid websites
- Avoid using internet explorer as much as you can
- Cover the webcam and microphone of your system when you do not need to use them
- Use the latest updated browsers and do not install extra extensions while you do not need
- Make passwords or passcodes for your system
- Learn more about ADSL modems and set its security steps manually
- Avoid playing games that require access to your phone number, media, and other personal data
Social media hackers are hacking lots of accounts daily to access personal data and abuse.
Of course, these types of hackers are the simplest ones and today the world of hackers is extended to a larger volume of important data.
So, it’s better to be aware of all threats and protect your system, data, and personal accounts from these actions. If you have questions about this topic, see related articles in trustsocial.