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The FBI has asked Facebook not to reveal who may be behind a recent hack that exposed highly sensitive personal information of 14 million users, according to a Facebook security update Friday.
A hack on Facebook, which originally was reported to have affected 50 million users, now has been confirmed to have only affected 30 million. That said, the hack “appears to be the worst hack in Facebook’s 14-year history,” according to Business Insider’s Rob Price.
The article goes on to state the following:
Hackers took advantage of an intersection of three different and distinct bugs in Facebook’s website to gain “access tokens” to users’ accounts, according to Guy Rosen, the vice president of product management at Facebook.
“We’re cooperating with the FBI, which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack,” Rosen wrote in a post entitled “An Update on the Security Issue.”
Facebook says, of the largest security breach in its history, that the FBI “asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack.”https://t.co/ttMFV6oawH
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) October 12, 2018
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The Facebook breach is getting more interesting. The hackers weren’t just grabbing as many accounts as they could. There was targeting involved. As to who and why, Facebook is staying mum at the FBI’s request. https://t.co/WXsVBdlYWh
— Kevin Poulsen (@kpoulsen) October 12, 2018
Facebook has indicated that last month’s security breach that affected almost 30 million accounts was indeed an attack and that the FBI is helping investigate.https://t.co/Df9FZ3JQDk
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 13, 2018
— BI Tech (@SAI) October 12, 2018