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50 million Facebook accounts hacked: How to find out if your account was hacked or not and more

50 million Facebook accounts hacked: How to find out if your account was hacked or not and more


In what has come as a shocking breach of user data, it was revealed yesterday that as many as 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked. It’s a big blow to the social media network giant’s reputation who was already reeling under the Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke out in March. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed about the breach in a Facebook post and claimed that the company wasn’t sure whether these accounts were “misused or not”. So what led to the data breach? How many accounts were affected and more importantly what can you do about it now. Here we will tell you all that needs to be known about the Facebook data breach

When did the hack actually take place:

The feature was introduced sometime in July 2017. However, Facebook only discovered about the hack earlier this week. So it’s not clear when exactly the hack took place or for how long hackers had your data.

How many accounts were compromised:

There are over 2 billion Facebook users out of which a total of 90 million accounts were affected. Out of these 50 million were hacked and the rest 40 million were “rebooted” as they too used the View as feature.

How to find out if your account was hacked or not: Facebook is notifying users whose accounts were hacked

Facebook has said that if your account was hacked it will notify you. The notification message will appear on the top of your news feed, if your account was hacked.

What can you do about it: Change passwords and log out from all devices

Facebook is often used on multiple devices by its users. The company has advised that people should log out of all devices and log in again. While it hasn’t advised to change password, it’s better if you do it.

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