Hacker Returned A Stolen FB Account After Learning It Rescues Puppies

'I love animals very much,' said the hacker.
by Mario Alvaro Limos for Esquire PH   |  Oct 7, 2020
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PAWSsion Project is a dog rescue group based in Bacolod, Philippines. “We rescue, rehab and rehome,” reads its page description on Facebook.

The page became a target of a ransomware hacker in which an attacker threatens to publish the victim’s sensitive data or asks for payment before returning the stolen page or website to the owner.

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But things were quickly resolved after the hacker learned the Facebook page is saving puppies.

When the owner told the hacker the group is a non-profit that saves animals, the hacker had a change of heart.

"I love animals very much, I did not see that it is about animals. I would not do such a thing if I could,” the hacker told Malou Perez, founder of PAWSsion Project and owner of its Instagram account that got hacked.

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See their conversation below.

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This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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