Facebook Page Used by Many Students Hacked, Asks for Users’ Bank Information

Courtesy of Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Housing, Sublets & RoommatesThe Facebook page "Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Housing, Sublets & Roommates" displayed the image above on its Facebook story Friday afternoon.

A Facebook page frequently used by Loyola students appeared to have been hacked Friday afternoon when a Facebook story asked users to send their bank account information to a separate Facebook user.

The page, “Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Housing, Sublets & Roommates,” is not affiliated with Loyola but is used by many students for finding roommates and apartments.  

The post told viewers to send their bank account information to Maurice Davis, who seemingly posted the story. It’s unclear if Davis’ account is a legitimate personal account or if it’s a bot account meant for scamming. 

“Who wants to make 5k today? Inbox me with your bank account name and follow the instructions and you too can get paid!!” the post said.

Davis’ personal Facebook account features screenshots of bank account balances and receipts from ATMs.

Loyola has dealt with online security issues several times in recent years. Most often, students receive phishing emails appearing to come from Loyola officials asking for their student ID information.

Davis declined The Phoenix’s request for comment. Loyola information security officer James Pardonek didn’t respond to request for comment at the time of publication.

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly said the post was on the official Loyola University Chicago Facebook account. “Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Housing, Sublets & Roommates” is not affiliated with Loyola but used by many students.

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Mary Norkol is a junior journalism and international studies double major and The Phoenix’s news editor. Mary began as a news writer and worked as assistant news editor during the spring of 2018. She specializes in covering Loyola’s university affairs. A Minnesota native, Mary spends an absurd amount of time arguing with her roommates about how to say “bag.”

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