Fifty million Facebook accounts caught up in security breach

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Up to 50 million Facebook accounts were subject to a security breach on Tuesday, September 26, including the company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts, according to BBC News. The social media platform asked users to potentially affected users to re-login on Friday.

Facebook’s share price dropped as a result.

The hack involved hijacking access tokens used to verify identity. Many online services depend on the technology to authenticate their users raising yet more concerns about the social networks integrity.

Facebook announced the flaw has been since patched but given the nature of the hack it’s quite possible that any account linked to the affected users accounts would be vulnerable too, this would include Instagram. (Independent)

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