Alodia Deleted from Facebook
Filipina gamer-blogger-cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao’s Facebook account, with thousands of friends, was suddenly deleted today without notice or explanation. She just recovered her account from a hacker last week.
You can delete your Facebook account in one click. The deletion process itself takes a few days. The aforementioned hacker could have initiated the deletion process when she gained control of Alodia’s account. That would explain why the hacker didn’t deface Alodia’s Facebook profile: the real objective was deletion.
After compromising Alodia’s Facebook account, the hacker changed the associated email address. Any confirmation emails would have been easily intercepted. Alodia would have been none the wiser.
Unfortunately, the deletion page warns that “you will not be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any of the content or information you have added.” Unless Facebook has somehow retained Alodia’s data, she’s pretty much screwed. If a hacker did indeed delete Alodia’s account, then this hack reveals a fatal flaw in Facebook’s delayed deletion system: a lack of confirmation safeguards.
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