Justin Bieber’s Facebook account has became the latest victim over fake verification hack on Facebook.
Hackers have managed to access Justin Bieber’s account by impersonating Facebook verification, and somehow, Justin Bieber’s management have fell for the hack.
Hackers created an account at business.facebook.com that allows users to request access to any Facebook Business page, whether it’s a public figure to a small business.
Hackers would then create a fake Facebook Page called “Facebook Verified” and then would use the verified symbol as the profile page, it would seem official – however all Facebook Pages have the official verified badge next to the name.
Justin Bieber himself or his management most probably accepting the request without looking for legitimacy. Screenshots below can show Justin Bieber promoting violence in Gaza, however, it’s the hackers doing this as business managers are only highlighted in light blue. If the real Justin was to comment, his verification badge would show next to his name.
Facebook responded saying this wasn’t a hack or security this is down to spam. A spokesman said: “Your report appears to describe a social engineering or spam attack against Facebook users and infrastructure. Although we appreciate the report, such issues do not qualify under our bug bounty program.”
The page still remains compromised. Fan’s of Justin Bieber should directly Tweet Justin and make him aware of the issue.