Facebook hack was the work of spammers

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Facebook said last week that their recent breach was likely the work of spammers and not a nation state, Utah Valley University Cybersecurity expert Robert Jorgensen joined us in studio to explain.

Jorgensen said spammers have a very different motive than a nation-state. Nation states are typically looking for information for various intelligences purposes, spammers are mostly looking to make a buck.

Spammers take the information they receive and use the information for targeted spam.

Jorgensen suggests you be extra cautious when looking at email and text messages. Especially if they have a sense of urgency or somehow threaten that there are some awful consequences if you don’t send money to them.  He also suggests keeping a close watch on financial accounts.

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