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Facebook hacked and 50 million users affected

By  Sep 29, 2018

Over 50 million Facebook users, including The Dubrovnik Times Facebook page, have had a problematic week on the most popular social media site in the world after hackers exploited a hole in security to gain access to people’s accounts.

Facebook realised the breach in security on Tuesday in which 10 million accounts were hacked and they temporarily closed own a further 40 million accounts as a precautionary measure. Users that had potentially been affected were prompted to re-log-in on Friday.

According to information from Facebook the problem has been fixed and all affected accounts have been reset. The firm would not say where in the world the 50 million users are, but it has informed Irish data regulators, where Facebook's European subsidiary is based.

"Since we’ve only just started our investigation, we have yet to determine whether these accounts were misused or any information accessed. We also don’t know who’s behind these attacks or where they’re based,” commented Facebook in a statement.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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