Nov 2, 2018

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts. Facebook added it had taken steps to prevent further accounts being affected. "We sell personal information of Facebook users. Our database includes 120 million accounts," the user wrote. The BBC Russian Service contacted five Russian Facebook users whose private messages had been uploaded and confirmed the posts were theirs. According to Facebook, it was one such extension that quietly monitored victims' activity on the platform and sent personal details and private conversations back to the hackers.

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