Thursday, January 29, 2015

600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day.

Hackers go after Facebook sites 600,000 times every day

Hackers are breaking into hundreds of thousands of Facebook accounts every day, the social network has admitted.Out of more than a billion logins to the website every 24 hours, 600,000 are impostors attempting to access users’ messages, photos and other personal information Facebook said.The figure is the first time that Facebook has revealed how it is bombarded by hackers on a daily basis.It was revealed as part of a Facebook blog post announcing a couple of new security measures being implemented across the site over the coming weeks to tackle these sorts of breaches.Security experts have said the figure is a “big concern” and that people need to be more careful when choosing their passwords and responding to offers supposedly from friends on Facebook.Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, a computer security organisation, said: “When a Facebook login is compromised, it means that someone else, the hacker, has taken control of that account