We’ve all been there. As you navigate through your Facebook page, some ads appear, promising to help you develop your business with AI-powered software…
Doesn’t it sound appealing? You click without much consideration to see what it’s about.
Bad news: This is a big red flag.
Cybercriminals have been discovered producing Facebook ads that claim to boost your productivity and earnings. But there’s a catch when you click.
The program they request you install is malware (malicious software).
And once on your computer, it can provide crooks with access to your Facebook data, including your ad budget.
You might think, “Who’d fall for such an obvious trick?”
But let’s be honest. It’s easy to fall for the hook as a small company owner juggling a million tasks at once. And these hackers are clever. They know how to make their fake offers appear legitimate, as well as how to conceal malware on your computer so it is difficult to detect.
How can you keep yourself safe? To begin, be suspicious of offers that appear too good to be true, as they frequently are. Before clicking on any advertising, Google the advertiser’s name.
Above all, take precautions to safeguard your Facebook account. utilize two-factor authentication, in which you utilize a second device to authenticate that you are the one logging in.
Remember, these cyber criminals may be cunning, but they are not invincible. The researchers that discovered this technique, for example, discovered multiple Vietnamese keywords in the malicious script.
This serves as yet another sharp reminder of the critical need of effective cyber security. Yes, owning a business is a balancing act, and adding another ball to the mix might be daunting.
But consider this: Would you rather spend a little effort now safeguarding your account or a lot of time later dealing with the consequences of a breach?
“Prevention is better than cure,” as the old saying goes. So, be cautious, stay alert, and defend everything you’ve worked so hard to create. Please contact us if you require assistance with this.