Facebook, Instagram TikTok, Twitter Go After Sellers of Hijacked Accounts

Much of their focus was on a forum called OGUsers

Shorter usernames often fetch thousands of dollars from buyers seeking vanity names Gangis_Khan/iStock

Facebook/Instagram, TikTok and Twitter took aim at people trading and reselling hijacked accounts with desirable usernames, seizing control of hundreds of accounts across their platforms this week, KrebsOnSecurity reported Thursday.

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