Hackers Steal and Sell Private Messages of Over 81,000 Facebook User Accounts

A BBC investigation has revealed that hackers stole the private messages belonging to over 81,000 Facebook accounts to then sell them for 10 cents per account. The investigation began when the BBC spotted an ad on a web forum, offering to sell access to Facebook…

Facebook Believes Hack of 30 Million Accounts Was Spammers’ Work

Social media behemoth Facebook believes that spammers, not state-sponsored hackers, are behind the recent infamous breach that stole the personal details of nearly 30 million Facebook users. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook privately believes it was spammers looking to monetize illegally through…

Facebook Discovered Security Vulnerability Affecting 50 Million Accounts

Facebook has disclosed a serious security concern that, if exploited, would have allowed hackers to access information and gain control of over 50 million accounts. In an announcement on Friday, Facebook said its engineering team had spotted a vulnerability that was already exploited by attackers…

Facebook Shares Drop Further amid Federal Scrutiny in Data Breach Probe

In a sign of broadening scrutiny into Facebook’s sharing of data with UK-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, federal agencies have joined the investigation. According to the Washington Post, FBI, SEC and Federal Trade Commission representatives have joined the Department of Justice investigation into its inquiry…

Mark Zuckerberg Admits His Own Data Was Compromised by ‘Malicious’ Actors

On the second day of his congressional testimony, Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg had a startling admission to make. Taking his seat in front of the members of the House of Representatives, Zuckerberg was asked a series of questions in designated four-minute segments.…

Facebook Confirms Cambridge Analytica Hijacked Data on up to 87 Million Users

Facebook is set to warn 87 million users, located primarily in the United States, that their data could have been shared with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. In an announcement, Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer confirmed that up to 87 million users may…

A Billion Mobile Apps are Vulnerable to Account Hijacking

Three researchers from the University of Hong Kong have determined that third-party applications that allow for single sign-on processes via Facebook and Google by supporting the OAuth 2.0 protocol are exposed to account hijacking. Earlier this month, three Chinese researchers from the University of Hong…

Hackers Can Breach a Facebook Account with a Phone Number

Security researchers have proven that a Facebook account can be compromised with an unauthorized individual taking control by merely using a phone number coupled with some basic hacking skills. An outdated technology still used within core telecommunications infrastructure has proven vulnerable, with researchers taking control…

Hackers Target Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts

The man behind the world’s most popular social networking website, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has had his social media accounts hacked. Although Mark Zuckerberg probably sees the likes of Twitter, LinkedIn and Pintrest as his competitors, it is understandable that he likes to keep tabs on…

Clickjacking: A Short Introduction

Although clickjacking has been around for a while, it’s not a method many people are aware of, although most of us have come in contact with it. Clickjacking is, in simple terms, a way of misleading users to click on a link they never intended to…