Date: 5 months ago   Category: Internet

Facebook reported about cyber attack to 30 million accounts of a social network — Rambler News Service


Malefactors hacked 30 million accounts of the Facebook company, reported a social network. "Malefactors used vulnerability in a code of Facebook which existed between July, 2017 and September, 2018. Vulnerability was result of difficult interaction of three various program mistakes, and it influenced function which allows people to see how their own profile for someone another looks. It allowed malefactors to steal access keys (tokens) of Facebook which they could use for capture of accounts of users" — it is said in the statement. At first the company assumed that under the threat there were 50 million accounts of users. As a result of Facebook recorded 30 million cracked pages. The company recorded cyber attack on September 14 then investigation began. Experts of a social network found vulnerability on September 25. After that the See as function was blocked. Facebook specified that FBI which interviewed the company is involved in investigation not to report who exactly can be involved in cyber attack not to hinder the investigation. The attack did not affect data of Messenger, Messenger Kids, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and Workplace.

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