Facebook Security Breach Exposes Six Million Email Addresses and Telephone Numbers

Kara Swisher reports:

Facebook reported on Friday a bug in its system “that may have allowed some of a person’s contact information (email or phone number) to be accessed by people who either had some contact information about that person or some connection to them.”

The bug, which was reported via Facebook’s crowdsourced, White Hat security researcher program, was a part of one of Facebook’s data download tools. Facebook introduced the tool, named “Download Your Information”, allows users to do just that: It provides a history of your Facebook data since you joined the network, including Timeline data, contact information, photos and videos.

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