Facebook is witnessing one of the biggest security breaches in its entire history. According to the reports, a whopping security breach has allowed hackers to access the personal information of 30 Million Facebook users. In the statement made on Friday, Facebook admitted that 30 Million accounts have compromised the security, with 14 Million accounts having compromised even further information. The extreme 14 Million is expected to have compromised confidential information such as relationship status, religious views, search history, location details etc. A Facebook Vice President said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is into the issue.
Facebook has not revealed its suspicions regarding who is behind the attack. The VP said that the FBI asked Facebook not to reveal who might be behind the breach, due to the potential impact on the investigation. In addition to the FBI investigation, the company is looking into the various factors that may have contributed to such a big-scale breach. Facebook also suspects that some small-scale attacks may have found their big way to such a gigantic issue in the long run. This news comes just a few weeks after the social network giant announced the breach that compromised security for 50 Million users.
Talking about the extent of the attack, Facebook said that the worst-affected group’s information such as “username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches” have been accessed by the attack group. Facebook added that it would be notifying all the affected accounts and that necessary prevention steps would be posted via the Help Center. Users can visit the Facebook Help Center to know if their account was compromised too.
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