Washington DC [USA]: Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has clarified that hackers have accessed personal information about accounts of approximately 30 million users.
Earlier, Facebook had said that a security breach had affected 50 million people’s accounts.
In a statement, Facebook said hackers have accessed names, contact details and other information about 14 million people’s accounts.
It has been said that hackers have stolen information about the names and contact details of accounts of 15 million people.
It includes the username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, date of birth, education, device types used to access Facebook, work, last 10 locations examined Gone or they were tagged, they followed people or pages, and 15 most recent searches.
Although cyber attackers did not have access to information about accounts of one million people.
“First of all, the attackers had already controlled a group of accounts that were connected to Facebook friends, they used an automated technique to get into the account so that they could steal the access token of those friends, and they For friends of friends, and so on, a total of 400,000 people.
However, in this process, this technique has automatically loaded the Facebook profile of those accounts, When viewing the profile of the device these 400,000 people would have seen what the Mirror.
“It contains their timetables, their lists of friends, groups are those members, and names of recent Messenger conversations. With an exception, message content was not available for the attackers.
If someone in this group was a page administrator The page whose message was received from someone on Facebook, the content of that message was available to the attackers.
“Facebook said that they discovered search protection violation two weeks ago While working to resolve while saying that it does not rule out the possibility of attacks on a smaller scale.
Explaining the violation, Facebook said, “The attackers exploited vulnerabilities in the code of Facebook between July 2017 and September 2018.
The vulnerability was the result of complex interactions of three separate software bugs and it called ‘ViewEge’ Affected, which is a feature, people see that their profile looks like someone else.
It allowed the attackers to steal the Facebook access token, which they used to get people accounts Could use the oath. “Facebook’s will send underlined that they customized messages to 30 million people affected by the breach of information obtained by the hackers and take steps to protect themselves, suspicious e-mail, text message or call.
The social networking company said that people can check that people have hacked their accounts by visiting the ‘Help Center’.