User Data Was Given To Hackers Who Appealed Legallyadmin
It is reported that Facebook has unwillingly performed an act that was unusual and against the privacy of the users. Facebook has given information to those hackers who were frauds. The hackers act as if they were the law enforcement officer and indulge Facebook in giving them all the data. It was requested by them in order to counter the emergency request for the data.
A report suggested that they asked for the information from Facebook and termed it as a sensitive matter. Phone numbers and addresses were taken in the form of crucial information. Criminal hackers are increasing day by day and are exchanging information by fooling the organization by telling them about the information as crucial. Not only Facebook has fallen for the trap but Apple is also on the targeted list.
It is reported that in order to get private data from social media platforms one has to get approval from the court but these hackers extracted information mentioning that it would be too late for the judge’s approval.
Facebook and Apple have not given confirmation on the matter yet but they have responded by stating that an emergency data request is legal and they have been securing the data of users by not providing it to legal authorities without a thorough investigation. However, hacks can have access to the accounts of the legal advisor and that could make anyone believe the data request is real.
The users should be aware of which type of information they are providing to the social media platforms. Data privacy has become an issue and companies are unwillingly transferring their user information to advertisers now hackers in that case user privacy is at stake.