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Facebook has reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. According to WNCT, “The attackers gained the ability to “seize control” of those user accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company users to keep users logged in. Facebook has logged out the 50 million breached users – plus another 40 million who were vulnerable to the attack. Users don’t need to change their Facebook passwords, it said.”
Facebook is claiming they do not know who were behind the attacks and where it came from. CEO Mark Suckerberg said attackers would have had the ability too view private messages or post on sopmeone’s Account, but there’s no sign that they did.
This is a major setback for Facebook. This recent hack involved a big in Facebook’s “View As” feature, according to Facebook. So far neither passwords or credit card data has been stole.
Written By: Fantasia Harvey