Data Breach Alert: Facebook security issue affection 50 million accounts
What happened at Facebook?
On Friday, September 28, 2018 Facebook said an attack on its computer network had affected the personal information of nearly 50 million users.
The attackers exploited the "View As" feature that allows users to see their Facebook page the way someone else would. This could allow the attackers to take over Facebook accounts. Facebook has fixed this issue and informed law enforcement. They also do not know if the affected accounts were misused or if user information was actually accessed.
Updated information has come out since the breach was first announced. A spokesperson stated that Facebook Login, which allows users to access other popular sites with their Facebook profile, was also affected by this vulnerability. This means the attackers potentially had access to affected user’s accounts on sites that use the Facebook Login feature.
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