"Disaster" Facebook display about 50 million users the risk of hacking

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In a new crisis hits Facebook, the company announced on Friday that the site was subjected to a major security breach, offering about 50 million users the risk of hacking.

In a new crisis hits Facebook, the company announced on Friday that the site was subjected to a major security breach, offering about 50 million users the risk of hacking.
"Disaster" Facebook display about 50 million users the risk of hacking

Millions of Facebook users around the world are surprised Friday morning to request a password again while signing in to their accounts on the site.

The company has yet to say whether the breach was linked to the hacking of accounts or leaked information to users, nor did it announce the culprit, but indicated it had informed the police.

The company said the hacker came from a change introduced by Facebook on video downloads in July 2017. The hackers were able to steal passwords, codes used to access personal Facebook accounts.

Guy Rozen, vice president of product management, "We corrected the matter and told the security forces to enforce the law."It's clear that the attackers took advantage of the flaw in encrypting Facebook,"

Also Rosen said."The privacy and security of people is incredibly important. We are sorry for what happened,"

As a precaution to protect the user, Facebook removed about 130 million users from their accounts on the site, called them to re-enter their passwords, and removed the feature that enables users to see other people's accounts.

The Executive Director and founder of "Facebook", "Mark Zuckerberg", "said the engineers discovered the breach last Tuesday and repaired it on Thursday night" (two days later).

He also said: "We do not know if the accounts have been abused," noting that "this is dangerous."

Zuckerberg wrote on his Web site:"We face constant attacks from people who want to seize accounts or steal information around the world,We are happy to know that, and to correct our vulnerability and our safe accounts that may be in danger".

"Facebook" faces criticism and accusations that it is a platform for political manipulation, especially during the US presidential election in 2016, against the backdrop of the scandal of the British company "Cambridge Analytica", which used the data of tens of millions of subscribers.







































































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