Facebook Is Breached by Hackers, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk

by Larry Emmott on October 1, 2018

in Security,Social Media

From NYT:

Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users.

The company said it discovered the breach this week. The attackers exploited a feature in Facebook’s code that allowed them to take over user accounts. Early Friday, Facebook forced more than 90 million users to log out of their accounts, a common safety measure taken when accounts have been compromised.

Source: Facebook Is Breached by Hackers, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk – The New York Times

Yikes. Yet another reason for dentists not to bother with Facebook for the practice.

However to put it in perspective, 5o million is a lot of people but it is only about  2% of Facebook’s 2 billion plus users.

On the other hand if it was a HIPAA violation exposing 50 million patients Facebook could expect a fine of between 10 and 15 BILLION dollars.

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