Access to Facebook profiles for as little as 8p per profile

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Author: Rob Ward

Hackers have published private messages from around 81,000 Facebook users and are offering access to the related profile and personal information for as little as 8p per account.

Last month, Facebook shared details of a flaw in its “View As” feature that allowed hackers to takeover Facebook accounts. The recently discovered flaw allowed attackers to gain access tokens that keep users logged into their accounts over multiple sessions. The subsequent investigation discovered that over 29 million accounts were impacted. The flaw is now fixed and users have been advised to update their passwords. The fact that personal data is now for sale, and for such a low cost, will compound the reputational damage sustained by the social media platform.

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