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This article was published on September 19, 2009

SCAM: Ukrainian hackers promise access to facebook profiles

SCAM: Ukrainian hackers promise access to facebook profiles
Patrick de Laive
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Patrick de Laive

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Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is a frequently asked speaker at (tech) events across the globe. Check his LinkedIn profile and @Patrick on Twitter for more information.

If you thought that Nigerian scammers were the only ones going after your money, you’re wrong. Pandalabs, a security vendor, has dicovered a website that lets you hack any facebook account for 100 bucks.

facebook hack

Pandalabs was also so kind to actually go through the whole process of the scam. Basically you enter any facebook ID in a text field and hit the button “Hack it“, after a couple of minutes the facebook account is hacked and the website notes: “You’ve hacked successfully the password for facebook ID x, the password is in our database“. If you want to view the password, you need to transfer 100 dollars to a Ukraine bank account via Western Union (of course).

Well I guess I don’t have to explain what happens after you’ve transferred the money…. FAIL

I know it sounds tempting to be able to hack into your ex girlfriends facebook account, but the only way to get access to her account is by getting back together.