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Facebook reveals data breach for 533 million users

Facebook reveals data breach for 533 million users

Facebook said in a blog post that the recent data breach wasn’t due to a system hack.

According to social media companies, malicious actors scraped data from the platform before September 2019 to retrieve data from more than 530 million Facebook users. Apparently, a malicious actor took advantage of Facebook’s contact importer issue to retrieve a limited dataset from a user’s profile. Fortunately, the limited dataset does not contain financial information, health information, or passwords.

Facebook emphasized that this particular issue no longer exists and that the team is working to detect and prevent such malicious behavior.

Source: Facebook



Facebook reveals data breach for 533 million users

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