PandaLabs discovers a service offering to hack any Facebook account for $100. But security researchers say the site is likely a scam.
PandaLabs has uncovered an
to hack Facebook accounts for a fee. But would-be
customers may find out the joke is on them.
According to PandaLabs,
the service-which was discovered this week-offers to break
accounts in exchange for $100. But researchers at Panda have
reported they have no evidence that the service actually offers customers any
When they visit the site,
users are asked to register and provide an ID of the Facebook account they want
to compromise, Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, explained in a
blog post. Those who continue on enter the ID and click "Hack It." They are
then presented with the user name of the owner of the Facebook account, and can
click another button that says, "Start Facebook hacking."
To retrieve the supposedly
hacked password, the user is required to send $100 via
"Once you send the
information, you are told that it will appear in your balance," Corrons
blogged. "Of course it won't, as this is all about taking the money from users.
And at the end, as the user wanted to hack an account, he won't call the
The site includes a
disclaimer of sorts, stating that while the process of hacking
account typically takes no more than 5
minutes, success is not guaranteed. In an effort to make the site look
legitimate, whoever is behind it also added a "frequently asked questions"
"In the Website there is a
FAQ place, where they say they've been doing business for more than 4 years,
and provide a link to a Webmoney account that is in fact 4 years old," Corrons wrote.
"But taking a look at this Facebook hacking Website, we found out that it's
been registered by someone from
a couple of