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
The stolen information included email, phone number, Facebook ID, last connection, status, and age.
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The database was apparently made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group.
On 28 September 2018, Facebook said that hackers had exploited software flaws to access 50 million users' accounts.
Data from at least 1 million British users had been harvested and used for political purposes.
The records also contain additional information such as the gender and location of the user.
Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused, said Facebook
Facebook said that the issue has now been fixed but as a precaution, it will be notifying those affected.
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Facebook said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission.
Facebook's stock fell 7.25%, its biggest intraday drop since July, taking losses for the year to about 24%.
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Facebook says that more than 1,500 apps may have also been affected by the bug.
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Facebook states that the hacker took advantage of three bugs in Facebook’s systems.