Facebook hacked. 50 million accounts were affected. Are you one of them?
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, admitted that the security was breached on Friday, 28th September 2018.
The company’s engineering team confirmed that the vulnerability was caused from the “View As” function where the user can view from a specific person or the public of their profile. This allows them, the hacker, to steal the facebook token of a user which they could take over the account.
“We patched the issue last night and are taking precautionary measures for those who might have been affected,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a call with reporters. The engineering team has also confirmed that they had patched the bug and remove the “View As” function for now, as for resetting all accounts security codes. All users will be kicked out from their account and will have to relog.
“People’s privacy and security is incredibly important, and we’re sorry this happened,” Mr Rosen wrote in the post. “It’s why we’ve taken immediate action to secure these accounts and let users know what happened.” Facebook is also forced to make a public announcement on the breach to ensure that the public are all aware of this incident or they will have to pay a huge fine.