General

Has Facebook shut down the network that hacked Ukrainian accounts?   


Peter Clark
@Peter.Clark · Posted 04 Mar. 2022


Lily Campbell
@Lily.Campbell · Updated 04 Mar. 2022

News about Russian hacking on Tuesday, Facebook announced that they shut down the network that hacked Ukrainian public figures’ social media accounts.

The social network giant claims that the hackers were able to create fake profiles and pages on Facebook and Instagram with the help of Ukrainian phone numbers. The hackers then used these fake profiles to spread political messages in Ukraine.

Facebook has been under fire recently for not taking enough precautions to protect its users from similar attacks. This is not the first time Facebook has been accused of being a tool for hacking and propaganda by Russian-sponsored groups, who have also targeted Twitter, YouTube, and Google.


Kelly Jackson 
@Kelly.Jackson · Updated 04 Mar. 2022

Facebook has shut down the network of Russian hackers that hacked Ukrainian public figures’ social media accounts.

Russian hackers have been accused of attacking Ukrainian public figures’ social media accounts. Facebook had to shut down the network that was responsible for these Russian hacks, as it violated their policies. The company is still investigating whether or not the hackers were in contact with any of the parties in Ukraine.


Jane Martin
@Jane.Martin · Updated 04 Mar. 2022

On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it had shut down the network that hacked Ukrainian accounts.

The social media shut down, the giant said that the hackers were using a combination of techniques, including phishing and malware to steal account information from the public figures’ accounts.

Facebook is notifying everyone whose account was affected by this attack and is providing a link to check out the apps they use and the kind of information they have shared with those apps.


Please login to add your answer