• How To Delete Your Facebook Account & Download All Your Data

    4 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Facebook has just revised the number of people that were affected in its latest security breach. It is now around 30 million people, which is lower than the original number Facebook announced last week of 50 million. This comes just a few months after the huge Cambridge Analytica scandal surfaced earlier this year, that affected virtually everyone. Facebook says that a bug in the “View As” feature allowed hackers to get names and contact information from around 30 million users. Obviously it's not the biggest security breach out there - considering most of that information is...
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  • Here's how to see if you're among the 30 million compromised Facebook users

    Here's how to see if you're among the 30 million compromised Facebook users

    4 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social network said on Friday. Some of that data-including phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, searches, location check-ins, and the types of devices used to access the site-came from private accounts or was supposed to be restricted only to friends.
    The revelation is the latest black eye for Facebook as it tries to recover from the scandal that came to light earlier this year in which Cambridge Analytica funneled...
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  • Facebook Hack Not As Bad As First Thought, FBI Investigating

    Facebook Hack Not As Bad As First Thought, FBI Investigating

    4 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: The data breach Facebook disclosed two weeks ago isn't as bad as the company first thought, with the number of affected users now dropping from 50 million to 29 million following a more thorough investigation, Product Management VP Guy Rosen said Friday. The bug in the “View As” functionality of the world's largest social media platform was originally used by malevolent actors for accessing profiles of some 400,000 people. From there, the hackers leveraged the lists of Facebook friends of originally compromised users to steal their access tokens. While some 50 million tokens were...
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  • Hackers Accessed Data From 29 Million Facebook Users

    Hackers Accessed Data From 29 Million Facebook Users

    4 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that it discovered a security breach allowing hackers to steal Facebook data from millions of accounts, and today, Facebook shared further data on just what was accessed.
    To get the Facebook data, hackers took advantage of a security flaw in the social network's "View As" code, a feature designed to let people see what their profile looks like to someone else. The Facebook access tokens that hackers were able to obtain are basically digital keys that allow people to stay logged in to Facebook.
    According to Facebook, hackers used a set of accounts that they...
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  • Facebook October 2018 security breach: Everything you need to know

    Facebook October 2018 security breach: Everything you need to know

    4 days ago - By iMore

    Around 30 million people had their information compromised.
    Earlier this year, Facebook came under fire for sharing heaps of data for over 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica. As if the company wasn't already having a tough time regaining the trust of its user base, Facebook's now announced that information for around 30 million people was exposed during an attack it shut down in September.
    Here's everything you need to know.
    What happened?
    Between July 2017 and September 2018, attackers accessed Facebook and created a security vulnerability that allowed them to retrieve access...
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  • Facebook now says 30 million users had access tokens, personal data stolen in recent breach

    Facebook now says 30 million users had access tokens, personal data stolen in recent breach

    4 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Today, Facebook gave users an update on a recent data breach that allowed hackers to steal users' access tokens - the tokens that allow users to login to Facebook. Facebook now says that 30 million users had their access tokens stolen - initially, Facebook said that up to 50 million users could have been affected. 15 million users...
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  • Facebook details what information hackers accessed from 30 millions users

    Facebook details what information hackers accessed from 30 millions users

    4 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that a flaw with its “View As” feature allowed hackers to compromise up to 50 million accounts. Today, the company is out with more specific details on the security breach and has shared exactly what information was stolen and for how many users.
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