Hackers infiltrated a big Facebook data partner to launch scams

Alfred Ng reports:

When hackers take over your account on Facebook, it could mean you see suspicious posts about deals on Ray-Ban sunglasses, which are definitely bogus content. But when hackers take over a single account belonging to one of Facebook’s biggest data partners, it means a widespread campaign that could lead to thousands of dollars lost and a huge number of credit card numbers stolen.

That’s essentially what happened in October, when hackers commandeered the personal account of a LiveRamp employee and used it to gain access to the company’s Business Manager account — allowing them to run ads using other people’s money.

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