OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS, NUMEROUS FACEBOOK USERS HAVE POSTED MESSAGES STATING THAT THEIR ACCOUNTS SEEMINGLY ARE HACKED.. THAT ODD MESSAGES ARE BEING SENT, AND THAT WEIRD FRIEND REQUESTS ARE INCOMING.
No surprise on the INTERNETS.. the hacking has been known about for days. It has only been over the past 24 hours of time that the public has been made aware more of the seriousness of what may be in store for users….
On Sunday, September 16, engineers at Facebook detected some unusual activity on the social media platform’s networks. It was an attack, the biggest security breach in Facebook’s history. And it would take the company 11 more days to stop it.
Now, almost a week since the public was first told of the attack, we still barely know anything about what happened.
We don’t know who the hackers were, or what they were looking for. We don’t know whether they were targeting particular people in certain countries. We don’t know how long they had access to users’ information. And we don’t know what, if anything, they took.
What we do know is that for at least 50 million users, the hackers could have seen everything. They could have logged in as if they were those users, and then accessed years of those users’ activity history on the platform — including their private messages