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Grandiose cyber attack to Facebook — hackers have got access to data of 50 million accounts


Cybercriminals have taken "access markers" which allow to operate any personal page under control. The social network has already taken precautionary measures. After news about breaking of a stock of Facebook have dropped almost by 3% of the Photo: depositphotos.com as a result of cyber attack to Facebook malefactors have got access to data of 50 million users. About a problem it is reported on the official site of the company. Hackers used vulnerability in a code of Facebook which is connected with the See as function. This option allows the owner of a page to see how other users see his account. Cybercriminals have taken "access markers" which allow to operate any personal page under control. Facebook has already taken precautionary measures: have recustomized "access markers" to 50 million accounts. Markers to 40 million personal pages promise to adjust plus anew. Such cyber attack is how dangerous and whether users need to undertake something? The information security expert and technologies Maxim Emm explains: — When the user visits the website of Facebook, he enters the password once and the following times to him the password already it isn't necessary to enter. In the system of the user the so-called token remains. Vulnerability has just been connected with function which operates these tokens, that is malefactors, even without knowing the password, could get access to the website of Facebook. — At us just the colleague has logged in anew. At her Facebook "has taken off" yesterday, and she can't look how other users see her page. Now, it turns out, she in a risk zone? — She in a risk zone. Facebook before the end of investigation has turned off this function in general. And for those who used this function I have rebooted this token therefore it had to pereloginivatsya. But, according to their statements, passwords haven't been compromised, data there of credit cards haven't been compromised too. But what was done by malefactors, using these registration data of users, still all of them should find out. — That is users don't need to undertake anything? — Yes, users don't need to change passwords. Though it would be quite good to look at history of the actions. If under this token of the user malefactors did something, wrote someone, then it, most likely, is displayed in the history and it makes sense to check. It last several months. That directly to use this vulnerability to steal money from users it is almost impossible, it is improbable that it is just hackers who have decided to earn. Any vulnerability in such large-scale service can be used for preparation of other more large-scale attacks because if to have this token of the user, it is possible from a user name to communicate with anyone. And at all users it will look as though it is the real person writes. After news about cyber attack of a stock of Facebook at the New York exchange have dropped almost by 3%, and the porftel of the head of the company Mark Zuckerberg has sunk for 2 billion dollars. One more not most приятн

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