30 MILLION FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED: CHECK IF YOU’RE ONE OF THEM

Late last month Facebook announced its worst-ever security breach that allowed an unknown group of hackers to steal secret access tokens for millions of accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in the ‘View As’ feature. At the time of the initial disclosure, Facebook estimated that the number of users affected by the breach could have been around 50 million, though a new update published today by the social media giant downgraded this number to 30 million. Out of those 30 million accounts, hackers successfully accessed personal information from 29 million Facebook…

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Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began labelling media organizations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments and said ads from those outlets would be blocked later this year. The social network is following through on a previously announced plan to label state-controlled news publishers, according to Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher. “We believe people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government,” Gleicher said in a blog post. Facebook later this year…

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Facebook Profile Details of 267 Million Accounts Sold on Dark Web for a Measly $542: Report

Data stolen from an additional 42 million Facebook accounts was also compromised. Facebook has often been on the receiving end of outrage when it comes to handling of user data, both due to questionable data-sharing practices and lax security measures that are an open invitation for threat actors. Well, the saga continues, much to the peril of users. It is being reported that profile details of over 267 million Facebook accounts were up for grabs on the Dark Web for a paltry EUR 500 (roughly $542 or Rs. 41,600). The…

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