Cyber Security Team Detected the 'Inauthentic Behavior' on Facebook just few Hours before the Election

Every other day we have to listen to some hacking news related to Facebook. On Sunday United State cybersecurity contacted Facebook to inform some suspicious activities that were observed over the internet that might lead to some serious security issue.

For that reason, Facebook has immediately removed 30 Facebook business pages and 85 Instagram accounts from the Facebook that were involved in the "coordinated unethical activity". In which most of the Facebook accounts were on Russian and French language, whereas, all of the Instagram accounts were in the English language, though the amount of damage is not calculated yet. They are finding to what extent it damages the privacy. However, this is the third major attempt of hacking before the U.S. election in a month as it might looks hackers are not leaving any loophole behind that favors them in manipulating the election process.

Previously, in the general election of the United State, the involvement of a foreign hand was clearly found that put Facebook and local agencies in hot water over the security issue. Due to that hacking attack, Facebook reputation has been damaged a lot their stock shares affected badly. Furthermore, this does not stop here on September 28th another major attack on Facebook was done and now just a few hours before the election the third attempt has done but this time cyber security took the proactive measures to limit the damage.

"Typically, we would be further along with our analysis before announcing anything publicly," said Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's Head of Cybersecurity Policy, in a blog post. Adding further, "Once we know more — including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities — we will update this post."

 Hours before U.S. election day, Facebook pulls dozens of accounts for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’
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