Facebook Bug Reveals 6.8 Million User’s Private Photos

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A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, in this photo illustration, May 2, 2013. Facebook Inc's mobile advertising revenue growth gained momentum in the first three months of the year as the social network sold more ads to users on smartphones and tablets, partially offsetting higher spending which weighed on profits. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS) - RTXZ81J

The social media giant, Facebook, announced it has encountered a bug that exposed millions of private photos without user permission to third-party developers. The leak happened over 12 days in mid-September this year, yet the company made the leak public on December 14. An engineering director at Facebook wrote in a blog post, “. . . The bug potentially gave developers access to other photos, such as those shared on Marketplace or Facebook Stories. The bug also impacted photos that people uploaded to Facebook but chose not to post.” Facebook said it will notify those affected by the bug.

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Next Steps:
Facebook users should reset their passwords and make sure that their potentially compromised password is not used on any other websites., Potentially affected customers should be on the lookout for a statement from Facebook with more information about the data breach

Breach occured on September 13 to September 25, 2018

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