Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday October 12, 2018

Facebook Estimates That Only 30 Million Accounts Compromised by Hackers

Facebook has issued a new statement about the recent "View As" hack of the company where up to 90 million customers were affected. Now Facebook is certain that only 30 million users had their personal information exposed to the hackers. This personal information includes Facebook Messenger conversations, name, phone number, email, username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches. The hackers ignored the personal information of 1 million people. Concerned Facebook users can contact the Help Center to see if they were affected by the hack.

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People can check whether they were affected by visiting our Help Center. In the coming days, we'll send customized messages to the 30 million people affected to explain what information the attackers might have accessed, as well as steps they can take to help protect themselves, including from suspicious emails, text messages, or calls.