Heads Up! Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Data of 29 Million Users
Facebook has admitted that hackers accessed the data of 29 million users on the social network by using people’s friends lists to steal access tokens.
The social network addressed the September attack on Friday, saying in a statement that it is cooperating with the FBI, which is “actively investigating.” Facebook added that the bureau has asked it not to discuss who may be behind the attack.
It explained that 50 million people’s access tokens are believed to have been affected, and that 30 million of those actually had their tokens stolen.