TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Hackers are using Facebook quizzes to trick people into providing personal information.
Sri Sridharan, managing director at the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, explains hackers want to use the information to make money.
“It seems harmless but you never know who’s really asking you for that information,” Sridharan said.
Sridharan insists hackers can use quizzes to disguise malicious links. Some will connect to Facebook accounts in order to extract data. Hackers can even trick people into downloading malware.
“The more they know about you, the more ways they can trick you into doing something like clicking on a link you should not click on,” said Sridharan.
Some quizzes connect to Facebook accounts in order to extract data. Others trick people into downloading malware.