Meta Fires Employees and Contractors for Improperly Accessing Users’ Accounts and Selling Them to Hackers

Daniel Kreps reports:

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has fired or disciplined dozens of employees and contractors — including Meta security guards — following an internal probe that revealed they were improperly accessing users’ accounts for reasons including bribery.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, for years, the employees and contractors wrongly used Facebook’s internal mechanism for helping password-forgetting users reclaim their accounts — called, appropriately, “Oops” — for profit, either by charging users to re-access their account or taking over the account and selling it back to its rightful owner.

Read more at  RollingStone.

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