Facebook Data Breach
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Facebook data breach: What happened, were you targeted, how to protect yourself
The Facebook breach once again highlights how many of the systems we use aren’t designed to adequately protect our information from cyber criminals.
Facebook data of over 500 million users from more than 100 countries found available on website for hackers
The data set has information from 106 countries including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, locations and email addresses
Facebook profile details of over 267 million users stolen and sold on the dark web: Report
The stolen information included email, phone number, Facebook ID, last connection, status, and age.
Australian privacy regulator files lawsuit against Facebook for sharing personal data of over 300,000 users
The Australian Information Commissioner accused Facebook of breaching privacy law by disclosing 311,127 users’ information for political profiling.
Facebook investigating data breach where names, phone numbers of over 267 million users was reportedly exposed
The database was apparently made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group.
Facebook's repetitive losses of users' privacy supplies a long-term need for supervision: US Judge
On 28 September 2018, Facebook said that hackers had exploited software flaws to access 50 million users' accounts.
Facebook to pay 500,000 pound penalty in UK over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Data from at least 1 million British users had been harvested and used for political purposes.
Over 400 mn Facebook IDs and phone numbers exposed via unsecured server: Report
The records also contain additional information such as the gender and location of the user.
Facebook reveals millions of Instagram passwords were stored in plain text on its servers
Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused, said Facebook
Facebook employees had access to 600 mn passwords stored in plain text, issue fixed
Facebook said that the issue has now been fixed but as a precaution, it will be notifying those affected.
Facebook accused of allowing 'friendly fraud' to profit and intentionally mislead kids
Released court documents reveal Facebook knowingly took advantage of kids to profit from freemium games
Facebook's rulebook for content moderation leaked, shows little political understanding
The content moderation has to ensure that it adheres to simple yes/no rules. If no, the content is taken down
User data harvest to fears of smartphone addiction, 2018 highlighted tech dystopia
2018's tech scandals have been enough to exhaust even the most imaginative sci-fi visionaries.
Facebook regulators assessing claims of it sharing user data without permission
Facebook said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission.
Facebook shares tank amid reports of it sharing user data with third-party apps
Facebook's stock fell 7.25%, its biggest intraday drop since July, taking losses for the year to about 24%.
Facebook bug that leaked 6.8 million user's data being probed by Irish regulators
The bug allowed some 1,500 software apps to access private photos for 12 days ending 25 September.
Facebook affected by a bug that risks over 6.8 million private photos of users
Facebook says that more than 1,500 apps may have also been affected by the bug.
Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's against new claims in data breach controversy
Zuckerberg featured in an email from 2012 where he mulled selling data to developers.
Facebook to buy a major cyber security firm to prevent future breaches: Report
The news of the investment comes soon after a major security breach that took place last month on Facebook.
How three bugs allowed hackers to compromise over 90 million Facebook accounts
Facebook states that the hacker took advantage of three bugs in Facebook’s systems.