Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Jason Koebler report:

Facebook disclosed that hackers stole data from 50 million people on Friday.

In a blog post, Facebook’s vice president of product management Guy Rosen said that the company’s engineering team “discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.”

“It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted “View As,” a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else,” Rosen wrote. “This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s accounts.”

Read more on Motherboard.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.