Facebook rapidly responds to data breach affecting more than 50M users
The platform outlined the steps it’s already taken to secure people’s accounts, along with what users can do to further prevent problems.
Facebook has taken a page from recent crises in its recent response to a security breach.
On Friday, Facebook revealed that a data leak occurred on Sept. 25, which affects nearly 50 million accounts.
The attackers exploited a feature called “View as” that lets users see their Facebook page the way someone else would. They could then potentially use it to take over the accounts and use them exactly as if they were the account holders.
… More than 90 million users were forced to log out of their accounts on Friday for security reasons. Users do not need to take any additional security precautions or reset their passwords, said Facebook. All logged out users will receive a notification about the issue from Facebook.
In a Facebook Newsroom post, the platform’s vice president of product management, Guy Rosen, wrote:
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