Few weeks ago, Facebook revealed that a major security breach had put 50 million accounts at risk. Around 30 Million Facebook Accounts were hacked. Out of those 30 million Facebook accounts, hackers successfully accessed personal information from 29 million Facebook users, though the company assured that the miscreants apparently didn’t manage to access any third-party app data.
How to Check If You Are One of 30 Million Facebook Affected Users
Facebook also added that the company will directly inform those 30 Million Facebook Account users affected to explain what information the attackers might have accessed, along with steps they can take to help protect themselves from any suspicious emails, text messages, or calls.
“The vulnerability was the result of a complex interaction of three distinct software bugs and it impacted “View As,” a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else,” the post said.
“It allowed attackers to steal Facebook access tokens, which they could then use to take over people’s accounts. Access tokens are the equivalent of digital keys that keep people logged in to Facebook so they don’t need to re-enter their password every time they use the app.”
Facebook says it is now cooperating with the FBI “which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack.”
Few months ago, Facebook had disabled about 583 million face accounts.The majority of which Were blocked within few minutes of registration. Rosen even mentioned that Facebook blocks millions of fake account attempts every day for even attempting to register.