Democrats are warned that hackers are after their Facebook accounts, report says

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, Democrats are warned that hackers are after their Facebook accounts, report says

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The Democratic National Committee reportedly warned campaigns on Thursday that hackers are after their Facebook accounts. 

An alert from the committee’s security team, reported by CNN, said emails designed to look as if they’re from Facebook tell users that their pages have been deactivated because of a term violation. The email then directs those users to a fake Facebook website, where they’re told to provide personal information to appeal the deactivation. 

Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, told CNN that he wasn’t familiar with the attempted attack noted in the committee’s warning, but that it aligns with other general phishing attacks. 

The committee’s warning follows the massive Twitter hack earlier this month that hit Elon Musk, former President Barack Obama, Kanye West, Bill Gates and others with a bitcoin scam. The Twitter hack also involved a phishing attack. 

Neither the DNC nor Facebook immediately responded to a request for comment. 



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