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Facebook hacker attack: 50 million accounts violated



Facebook hacker attack: 50 million accounts violated

Facebook after the Cambridge scandal Analityca returns to the center of attention due to a hacker attack against the platform …

Facebook after the Cambridge scandal, Analityca returns to the center of attention due to a hacker attack against the platform. The news comes from the company’s official blog, which explains how through a flaw in the code of the “view as” function, hackers were able to hack 50 million accounts. It also seems that the latter have not only had the opportunity to steal personal information from users but also to obtain the access keys to the platform.

Mark Zuckerberg, in the post put by himself in his personal profile explains how the flaw has already been discovered by the team on Tuesday, and subsequently secured. The attention remains high, however, and Mark himself claims that “this is a serious problem” and that it is possible that these accounts have been misused. He also adds how the platform deals with attacks of this type on a daily basis, and how important it is to implement new forms of security to protect users and accounts:

“We face constant attacks from people who want to steal accounts or steal information around the world. While I am happy to have found, fixed the vulnerability and secured accounts that could be at risk, the reality is that we must continue to develop new tools to prevent this from happening “

This and the other blows inflicted recently come at a not entirely happy time Facebook considering that it has already had some drops related to its use.