Facebook says that 5 million EU-based accounts were affected as part of last week’s massive security breach – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 4, 2018

Facebook says that 5 million EU-based accounts were affected as part of last week’s massive security breach


Facebook has revealed that upwards of five million EU-based accounts were affected as part of last week’s security breach.

It is thought that up to 50 million accounts may have been compromised.

The company’s engineering team believes that hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability of a particular Facebook feature called ‘View As’. The attackers were able to obtain access tokens, which may theoretically enable them to access users’ accounts.

Facebook is expected to announce further details over the coming days.

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