Facebook gifted account access to hacker with fake passport copy

Hacker got access to facebook account with fake passport

Some social engineering skills and Facebook will gift your account to hackers

If you want to hack a Facebook account you don’t need a malware or high-profile techniques, all you need is social engineering and Photoshop skills and Facebook will gift you the desired account just like they did with Mr. Aaron Thompson.

Facebook user shared his story on Reddit explaining how a hacker was able to get into his Facebook account without having any access to his email or password but just with the help of a fake passport. It all started when Mr. Thompson realized he’s being a victim of identity after losing access to his Facebook account.

What actually happened is that some hacker sent an email to Facebook claiming he is Aaron Thompson and wants Facebook to remove all security measures from his account as he has lost access to his mobile phone number. “Hi. I don’t have any more access to my mobile phone number. Kindly turn off code generator and login approval from my account. Thanks.”

In reply, Facebook asked the hacker to send a scanned copy of his ID card or a photo in order to “confirm you own the account.”

The hacker then sent a passport image file to Facebook which was also forwarded to Thompson’s email account along with a response: “Thanks for verifying your identity. You should now be able to log into your account.”

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