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Cybercrime, Meta sues the people behind phishing on social networks

Meta sues the people behind phishing on social networks. The company: The attacks exploited more than 39,000 fake login pages for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp

Meta takes legal actions against the phishing attacks exploiting fake login pages for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. The company announced that filed a federal lawsuit in California court to disrupt the cybercrime attacks. According to Meta, this phishing scheme involved the creation of more than 39,000 websites impersonating the login pages of Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. On these websites, people were prompted to enter their usernames and passwords, which Defendants collected.  As part of the attacks, Defendants used a relay service to redirect internet traffic to the phishing websites in a way that obscured their attack infrastructure. This enabled them to conceal the true location of the phishing websites, and the identities of their online hosting providers and the defendants.

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