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Private messages of 81,000 Facebook users leaked online

Private messages of 81,000 Facebook users leaked online

They are offering to sell them at 10 cents per account.

It doesn't appear that Facebook accounts were directly compromised. The social network attempts to wash its hands of responsibility, blaming malicious browser extensions for the fault. Numerous affected users hail from Ukraine and Russian Federation, but there is evidence of users in the UK, US, and Brazil also being affected. However, some are from the UK, US, Brazil and elsewhere.

While this might sound reminiscent of the recent Facebook hack that compromised the personal data of some 30 million users that also happened last month, this attack is different than - and completely unrelated to - that previous attack. "However, their advert has since been taken offline", the report added.

"We sell personal information of Facebook users".

The data trove has surfaced shortly after Facebook confirmed that 29 million users had their accounts accessed by hackers. At least in one case, the data published included "intimate correspondence between two lovers", according to the report.

"Browsers like Chrome can be very secure, but browser extensions can introduce serious gaps in their armour".

The little icons sit alongside your URL address bar patiently waiting for you to click on them.

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But Facebook said it has put multiple measures in place to make sure the hackers don't hack more accounts.

According to The Information, Facebook is in talks to buy a major cybersecurity company to help protect users. But Rick Holland, Digital Shadows' chief information security officer and Vice President of strategy, told Gizmodo that they still don't know what browser extension or extensions might be responsible.

The embattled network has had a awful year for data security and questions will be asked about whether it is proactive enough in responding to situations like this that affect large numbers of people. BBC posed as potential buyers of this data, and uncovered that these hackers were not linked to the Russian state or to the Internet Research Agency - a group of hackers linked to the Kremlin.

The breach was first discovered in September. Personal information leaks have come in all shapes and sizes, from third-party apps to GDPR infringements and, of course, the whole Cambridge Analytica debacle.

The publication also cited Digital Shadows to claim that 120 million was an unlikely figure for the number of victims, as Facebook would not have missed such a large breach.

John Smith did not explain why he had not advertised his services more widely.


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