Massive Facebook Security Breach Compromises 50 Million Users
Facebook Official Blog has Confirmed Mark Zuckerberg’s Own Account Compromised due to latest Security Breach
This time The Bug is related to Facebook “View as” Feature Which basically Allows User to View his Profile As Some Other Users.
By Exploiting this Flaw The Attackers were able to Grab the Access Token and Finally Take Control Of Any Facebook User.
When we Read the official facebook Blog Post,they mention that when The Investigation was on its early stages of this bug.it had been Fixed.Law Inforcement Has Been Informed. And temporarily the “View As” feature has also been Turned OFF.
thats the case.
Now the Point RIght Now to Ensure About Safety of Any User.:D Access Token of Affected 50 millons Account have been Reset.This is Main Reason You have logout from your Accout Recently. if You was one Of Them. then Your account was also affected.after logging back. you got notification from facebook about thi issue.
According to the Associated Press, CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own account was also compromised in the attack. He has also shared a lengthy Facebook post regarding the breach:
Going deeper, the blog post also explains the root cause of the bug. Due to some changes made in the video uploading feature, it caused multiple issues in the code. “The attackers not only needed to find this vulnerability and use it to get an access token, they then had to pivot from that account to others to steal more tokens,” it adds.
You can read the complete post here.