Facebook Attack Affects 50 Million Users

Earlier today a number of Facebook users were logged out of their accounts and had to log back in, including me.

Well, now we are hearing why from Facebook. There was a hack on 50 million accounts. According to Business Insider

Facebook just disclosed that attackers took advantage of a security issue to attack its systems, and almost 50 million accounts are affected.

The flaw, discovered on Tuesday, allowed attackers to take over Facebook users’ accounts. The company’s stock dropped 3% on the news.

“Our investigation is still in its early stages. But 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. This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s accounts,” Facebook’s VP of Product Management Guy Rosen wrote in a blog post announcing the news.

We all use it but how dependable is our data going forward? Stay Tuned.

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