Security Breach

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Personal Data Of 30 Million

Facebook Security Breach is the main issue of Facebook. Facebook is working on it and a statement is coming from Facebook’s VP Of Product Management, Guy Rosen. In This Statement, Facebook’s VP Of Produce Management saying that few people on Facebook were affected than we originally thought.

Facebook on September 25, said that about 50 million users data access tokens were affected but in a new statement, Rosen is saying “of the 50 Million people whose access tokens we believed were affected, about 30 Million actually had their tokens stolen. Rosen also telling that how hackers did that :

They used an automated technique to move from account to account so they could steal the access tokens of those friends, and for friends of those friends, and so on, totalling about 400,000 People. In This Process, however, this technique automatically loaded those accounts’ Facebook Profiles, mirroring what these 400,000 People people would have seen when looking at their own profiles, that includes posts on their timelines, their list of friends, Groups they are members of and the names of recent messenger conversations. Message content was not available to the attackers, with one exception”.

The Attackers used a portion of these 400,000 people’s lists of friends to steal access tokens for about 30 Million People. For 15 Million attackers accessed Name and Contact Details(phone number, email or both, depending on what people had on their profile).

For 14 Million People the attackers accessed Name, Contact Details(phone number, email or both, depending on what people had on their profile) as well as other details people had on their profile. The Hackers accessed username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device type used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches. For 1 Million, The attackers didn’t access any information.

We will tell you that this data breach happened due to the “View As” Feature on Facebook.

How To Check if Hackers accessed Your Account:

To Check, Facebook made a Facebook Help Center Page that automatically checks if their accounts have been accessed and if so then what exactly information was stolen. Rosen also said, “we’ll send customized messages to the 30 million people affected to explain what information the attackers might have accessed, as well as steps they can take to help protect themselves, including from suspicious emails, text messages, or calls.”

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