You can now check if your account suffered as part of Facebook’s data breach. To check how, you need to first log into your Facebook now and read along or simply scroll down this article. A total of 50 million account was affected by the breached. Facebook confirm this in their recent update on the matter, see here.
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A brief of the Facebook’s Data Breach
50 million people had their access tokens affected, and about 30 million of those actually had their tokens stolen. According to Facebook, the attackers first controlled a set of accounts.
These accounts were connected to Facebook friends. Then with an automated technique they were able to move from account to account.
From then they stole the access tokens of those friends, and for friends of those friends, and so on. That totaled about 400,000 people.
The Attackers stole the access tokens for about 30 million people by just accessing a portion of these 400,000 people’s lists of friends.
In formation from Facebook has it that the first 15 million people had their name and contact details (phone number, email, or both, depending on what people had on their profiles) accessed by the attackers.
The attackers also accessed the same two sets of information, as well as other details people had on their profiles of the next 14 million people. This included username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birth date. It also includes device types used to access Facebook, education, work and many more. These are not the information you will want a total stranger to know. However, for 1 million people, the attackers did not access any information.
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How To Check If You Suffered From Facebook’s Data Breach
Like you saw from the onset of this article you have to login to your account to be able to check your status.
The check you simply need to go to
After that simply scroll down to the end of the and you will see the status of your account.
Should you do anything?
Facebook admitted that their investigations is still on. You don’t have to worry about anything. But we will recommend a few things you should do secure your account. First learn more on how to secure your account here.
You don’t need to change your password since it was not affected by the breach. However, you should make your personal data hidden, like date of birth, phone number and home address.