Facebook’s recent hack exposed private information of 29 million users (page 2)

In September, a group of hackers used a flaw in Facebook’s “view as” feature to gain unauthorized access to millions of accounts — and today, the company released its most comprehensive statement yet on exactly what data was taken as part of the breach. According to today’s statement, the hackers stole access tokens for 30 million accounts (revised down from an initial estimate of 50 million), allowing them to gain complete access to the profiles. Of those 30 million, the hackers accessed basic contact information (name and either email or phone number) for 14 million accounts, and additional information including gender, religion, location, and device information for another 15 million accounts. No information was accessed for the... Continue reading…

Facebook’s recent hack exposed private information of 29 million users

Late last month, Facebook announced a data breach that affected up to 50 million of its users. The issue involved access tokens -- digital keys that let people remain logged into Facebook ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Engadget

Facebook says attackers stole details from 29 million users

Facebook Inc said on Friday it had confirmed that the attackers in the mass security breach it announced late last month accessed the accounts of about 30 million people in total and stole ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

Facebook hack update: 30 million users' data stolen. How to find out if you're one of them

Facebook says fewer accounts were breached – 30 million instead of 50 million – but attackers made off with more information than originally disclosed        

Fri 12 Oct 18 from USA today

Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contacts accessed, 14M’s bio info too

Facebook has now detailed whwhat was actually stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen. 15 million ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from TechCrunch

How Facebook Hackers Compromised 30 Million Accounts

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Wired Security

How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—And How Badly

Facebook Friday offered more details about its recent breach. Here's how to see if you were affected.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Wired Security

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