Facebook accuses Ukrainian hackers of stealing personal data of users

Facebook sued two Ukrainian programmers for allegedly using third-party

applications for stealing personal data of users.

How did it work

The defendants in the case are Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrei Gorbachevthrough the social network they advertised various tests, such as “Which modern vampire are you?” and “Do you have blue blood?” To take the quiz, it was suggested to install a special browser plugin (Supertest, FQuiz), which subsequently stole personal data and infected the computer with advertising viruses. About 63 thousand users, mainly from Russia and Ukraine, became victims of attackers between 2017 and 2018. Facebook also contributed to the theft as it gave the hackers special access to app developers.

The accused are now out of reachEuropean and American authorities and are unlikely to be punished. And we remind you that when downloading an unknown application, you should at least turn on the antivirus, and even better, Google its name; most likely, one of the users has already encountered the problem and talked about it.

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