Beware Cloned Facebook Profiles

If you have had a Facebook friend request from a friend that you are sure you already have then – take a moment – it may in fact be a hacker!!

Many of us have fallen into the trap of accepting a friend request from someone we are already friends with. We’re all busy and often conduct our lives on the fly – so it’s very easy to do.

Creating a mirror Facebook profile or cloning is a very clever trick used by hackers to infiltrate our lives and steal our personal information. Hackers simply copy the information and photographs you have displayed publicly on your account and then used to create a new profile with your name.

Their aim is then to get your friends to add them. As your profile pic looks the same, your time poor and believing friends think it’s you and accept.

So What’s Their…

Read the full article at mcafee.com



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