Social networks are communities, structures formed by interconnected people who may or may not know each other. They are connected by some common factor or interest. These interests and relationships are reflected through the Internet, where social contacts are established, communication is made in real time and consumer preferences are taken into account.
The basic requirement for a social network to be a social network is to be able to interact with others and offer functions such as sharing, participating, creating, viewing, commenting and disseminating.
The main function of a social network is interactivity, which allows people to know more parts of their environment. Social networks allow people to display personal information, such as icons and product recommendations, share with other users, and facilitate contact with other users.
On the other hand, interaction in social networks is essential to understand what happens in the virtual world in which they live. In this way, it is determined that social networks have influenced the obtaining of new friendships online.
Social Media and Account Hacking
According to what we know and research online, there are many ways to hack a social network account, but the most common are phishing or an application installed by a hacker. The first is when a fake email is sent to the user and contains an attachment that looks genuine, using the principle of what is known as social engineering.
This can be done with any social networking site, but people tend to send them through Facebook and Instagram. The other is hacking an account through an app. This can be done by installing a Trojan on the user’s mobile phone or hacking it in another way.
Phishing on social networks
Phishing attacks are common ways for hackers to hack into social media accounts and are often used on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.
The most common way this happens is when they use a link that goes directly to your profile page, but don’t know that there may be some malicious code on it, so they click on it and enter their credentials into your account without any problems, leaving them vulnerable to hackers.
Another way hackers use phishing attacks is when they send emails with links directly to the official user profile page, but these links often contain malicious code as well; This allows users to access private information such as account passwords.
Social Media Hacking for Private Investigations
Sometimes we need to do an investigation of a person being a relative, child or any person who for some justified cause we must investigate their traces. These causes can even be infidelities or work or family betrayals.
In these cases, it is feasible to use hacking on social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, or WhatsApp for a perfectly valid purpose.
First of all, it is important to know that searching for people’s profiles on social networks is not a problem. What you can do initially is search for photos, videos and other information that can set some parameters indicative of how you use social networks.
Case of a famous artist hacked on her Twitter account
In September 2016, a hacker accessed Kim Kardashian’s Twitter account and tweeted a message about her husband Kanye West’s new music video, “Famous.” The message appeared on her timeline without warning from Kim herself.
The tweet also contained an image showing what appear to be nude photos of Kanye West with his wife Kim wearing only a diamond ring on his finger. This was followed by several tweets from other users accusing the celebrity of being unfaithful to her husband after reading the tweet.
However, all the tweets disappeared in a matter of minutes, leading many to think that it was all a malicious joke by hackers who sought to cause harm to both Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian.