Facebook and FBI release mysterious message about attackers behind its biggest ever hack

Facebook detailed today exactly what type of information was accessed during a wide-scale hack last month. It included users’ names and contact info, and in many cases, personal details like religion, locations, and more. This data was viewed on 29 million people, and now Facebook is offering a way to see whether your account was broken into and what information was seen. If you visit Facebook’s Help Center, a notice at the bottom will explain whether your account was affected. If it was, it’ll state what information was taken. A security message from Facebook detailing what data was accessed. Of the 29 million users, 15 million had their name, email address, and phone number exposed (depending on what contact info... Continue reading…

Facebook and FBI release mysterious message about attackers behind its biggest ever hack

Unknown group now has access to users' most personal information

Fri 12 Oct 18 from The Independent

Facebook says fewer users were affected by a data breach - but more information was taken

An online attack that forced Facebook to log out 90 million users last month directly affected 29 million people on the social network, the company said Friday as it released new details about ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from The Washington Post

Here’s how to see if you’re among the 30 million compromised Facebook users

The bad news: Private data was stolen. The good: Fewer accounts were affected.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach

Today, Facebook provided additional information on the data breach it disclosed last month. Whereas it initially said up to 50 million users might have been affected, it now reports ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Engadget

Facebook says recent data breach wasn't 'related to the midterms'

Even though the number of users affected by Facebook's most recent hack was lowered to 29 million, from 50 million, it's still safe to say the attack was worse than originally ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Engadget

In Facebook’s massive breach, the hackers’ friends were the first victims - CNET

Keep your friends close and your breach victims closer.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from CNET

Hackers stole details of 29 million users in Facebook breach

Facebook Inc said on Friday attackers stole names and contact details of 29 million users in the mass security breach disclosed by the social media network late last month.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

Facebook says 'only' 30 million people had their information stolen in data breach

Facebook believes that about 15 million of those users' names, phone numbers, email addresses and other sensitive information was visible to the attackers.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

Facebook: Phone numbers, emails and other personal information accessed during breach - CNET

The social media company said that fewer people were impacted than it originally thought.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from CNET

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