A security vulnerability discovered in September in the first social network the world has allowed hackers to compromise the personal data of approximately 29 million users, said Facebook Friday in a press release. This figure is much less important, he was not afraid initially, social network had spoken of 50 million accounts compromised in revealing the case of the 28 September.
Facebook said that 15 million people had seen their name and their personal contacts compromise and that further details had also been for 14 million other users.
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For the set of 29 million accounts, the hackers – whose identity and origin were not revealed until now – have entered the user name, email address and/or phone number if it was specified in their profile.
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The fishing has been much more successful, and potentially more damaging, in the other 14 million cases. In addition to the name and the contacts, the hackers were also able to access the sex, the status indicating the relationship status, education received, but also the date of birth, place of residence, if it was populated, to the job held as well as the internet pages and the people followed by the users concerned.
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one In a million case, the hackers were not able to access any information. Facebook has indicated that the american federal police was continuing its investigation and had asked him to and nothing to reveal.