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HaHaHa: Wannabe Facebook hackers fooled into hacking their own accounts

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HaHaHa: Wannabe Facebook hackers fooled into hacking their own accounts

[quote=http://www.scmagazine.com/wannabe-facebook-hackers-fooled-into-hacking-their-own-accounts/article/345173/]A video post making the rounds on Facebook shows how to hack the highly popular social media website in order to gain access to accounts and other features – but really it is a scam that only results in users hacking their own accounts.
Last week, researchers with Symantec discovered the scam impacting users in India, according to a Wednesday blog post, which explains that the operators are using a variation of a trick known as self cross-site scripting, or self-XSS, that dates back to 2011.
It is a fairly simple strategy.
The video post links to code stored on Google Drive and states that, by pasting the code into the browser console window, the Facebook hack will be successful within a couple of hours, Satnam Narang, a researcher with Symantec Security Response, wrote in the blog.