Facebook is arguably the most popular social networking site in the world today. It’s got over a billion registered accounts and the number isn’t decreasing even with the onslaught of newer, trendier sites. This is why hacking a Facebook account remains interesting to many people.
For educational purposes, we present to you the most popular Facebook hacking method. The technique is called phishing. It works by sending the victim a link via email which is a clone of the Facebook site. Once the link is opened, he’ll be asked to enter his login info – username and password. And once he does that, the information is extracted and sent straight to the hacker’s lap.
Exactly how to hack a Facebook account
Here’s a step by step guide to pulling off a successful Facebook Phishing hack.
1. Go to the Facebook login page using any browser.
2. Right click and select view page source.
3. Highlight the entire source code and hit Ctrl + C to copy it.
4. Open a notepad and paste the code there. It’s a loooong code.
5. The next step involves editing the code. Leaving the code as is would open the original site, not the clone one and you don’t want that happening. So, press Ctrl + F while viewing the code on your notepad.
6. Type action in the search bar.
7. Once found, the word “action” should be followed by a statement like this:
Remove everything that comes after “action=” (The whole https://login.facebook.com/login.php?login attempt=1 part.
8. Replace the part you removed with “phishing.php.”
9. After completing your edit, save the file as “LOGIN.PHP”
10. To continue, open a file uploading site. For the purpose of this example, we are using the site Ripway.
11. Sign up to the file uploading site and create an account.
12. Once you have signed up, sign in to the account and find the “my files” tab from the toolbar.
13. Select create text file.
14. Enter your file name. (LOGIN.PHP)
15. Go back to your notepad. Select the entire code from the notepad and copy and paste it at the login.php file in ripway.com.
16. Select the create tab.
17. Create another text file by selecting create text file again.
18. Name your new file “PHISHING.PHP”
19. Copy this code below:
< h(‘location: http://h1.ripway.com/your ripway account name here/login.php ‘); $handle = fopen(“passwords.txt”, “a”); foreach($_POST as $variable =>$value)
20. Paste the code for “PHISHING.PHP” file in ripway.
21. On the line stating “your ripway account name here” write your ripway username and click create tab. Make sure you don’t skip or forget this part as it is very important.
Facebook hacks are that simple
That sums up all the technical parts of creating a clone page. To open the clone, all you need to do is click “my files” on the upper tool bar and you will see two files. Just open the link in another tab. It will show you your Facebook clone site.
To test if everything works, out your username and password on your fake Facebook login page and press login. Nothing will happen. But go to your my files in ripway and you’d be pleasantly surprised to see that a password.txt file has been created. If you do not see anything, just refresh the page. If after you’ve done that nothing appears, then you must have done something wrong. Go through the steps again to see where you may have missed a step.
Once you have determined that your clone Facebook page is working, it’s time to send the link to your victims. You can do that by sending him an email with the link. You can also start chatting him up and then sending the link through chat. The nice thing about phishing hacks is almost no one pays any attention to it. Most people won’t even check if the URL is actually correct if they see that the page that opened up looks like the real thing. They’ll just merrily enter the information in without second thoughts. You may think it’s stupid just giving the link out like that, but hardly anyone ever notices and you’d be surprised how many people just goes ahead and does it.
Phishing isn’t the only available Facebook account hack out there. There are a few others. But it’s by far the easiest to do and the least likely to arouse suspicion. You may think it requires a lot of technical know-how to pull off, but really, it doesn’t. You won’t need to know coding to pull it off. And the sites that let you upload your phishing files usually have extensive help sections to aid you in your endeavors.
Hacking a Facebook account isn’t hard. But please bear in mind that it’s still a violation of an individual’s privacy. Do not do it unless you have a very good and legitimate reason to do so.