Past days i read bout bitter encounters from several friends on how their accounts were hacked.
I’m going to keep it layman’s language no techies jargon. Most hacking victims especially in Kenya are experiencing this viral problem emanates from one Willy Paul Msafi account.
Willy Paul is hacking into several personal accounts, converting them into pages then attaching them to his page hence the unusual growth in the total no of likes on his page. His account grew up from 20k to now 140k+ under 2 weeks n that’s unrealistic.
How Does It Happen
Simple, this whole thing done through a trick called phising,the criminal in this case Willy Paul sends an inbox message to the target with a link asking the target to click on the link for whatever purpose. Once you click on that link you are on your way to losing your account, on clicking a new page opens up then requires you to log in again to Facebook now when you attempt to log in what you don’t know is you’re giving the hacker your password and details, that landing page is not FACEBOOK but the hacker’s.
Now many who have had their accounts will agree that everything goes horribly wrong after you click on the link sent.
After you attempt the second log in,the hacker gets all your details and takes control of your Facebook account.
Since we are on Willy Paul’s case I’ll explain what he does, the guy on successfully phising and taken control of your Facebook account with thousands of friends, he changes the name of your profile to Willy Paul Msafi then he converts the profile into a page now not in your name but Willy Paul Msafi, all your friends now turned into likes.
Having converted that Facebook profile into a page in his name he then links it to his official Willy Paul Msafi page and merge them. When he merges the page the likes from the hacked account adds to his likes in the official page. Now say your account had 5000+ friends when hacked, he converts to his page and merges them up to his official page, thats 5000+ likes just from one victim and he’s been doing this to several accounts that Nairobi Exposed holds proof. This explains why and how Paul’s account has miraculously rose in likes in weeks.
Why would Willy Paul then go to these desperate heights in hacking people’s accounts to have number of likes on his page grow? Well the belief of the bigger the page the mightier the artist is could be catching up. The chap has been dwindling career wise in past few weeks hence seeking relevancy all costs while new cats like Bahati takes over the game.
How To Protect Your Account From Hackers
Never click on any link sent to you especially on inbox, that’s a phising bait.
Before re entering your password on Facebook when required check out the browser search bar and ensure your on https:// take not of the S after p that means your on secure zone or else you’ll be giving your log in details to hackers.
Secure your account, connect your Facebook to a phone number this increases the security levels.
Enable texts log in verification, this is the ultimate account security. When you enable this any log in attempt is sent to your phone number provided a security code sent which is then used to access account now if a hacker tries to Jack your account he won’t succeed since he wouldn’t have access to the security code which is only sent to your phone and the gateway.
As for Willy Paul its really a shame for a Gospel artist to do this in order to outshine competitors, let your talent be the determinant not faked Facebook likes the pain and mystery you’ve caused to the affected is immeasurable.