Facebook breach affected more than Facebook acknowledged – researchers
Jam Kotenko reports:
When Facebook came clean about a recent security bug that caused the exposure of 6 million users’ personal information to their contacts, they softened the blow by saying that the effect of the bug was probably minimal, since the people who likely received their friends’ data could have already had access to the contact info in the first place. Facebook users were outraged nonetheless, and it turns out they had reason to be: According to Sophos, the Facebook info leak is actually much worse than we were told and that the researchers who initially discovered the existence of shadow profiles are saying that the numbers don’t match up.
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