Facebook informed by mail about data breach




Facebook informed by mail about data breach

Facebook has informed some members of a data breach by mail – more specifically are about 6 million. The social network has committed a technical error that led to that other people had access to the phone number or email address of yours.

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The error was limited in its scope and it probably just people you already know outside of Facebook, you can see your e-mail address or telephone number – it will communicate with Facebook.

A description of the cause of the error is quite technical, but Facebook has tried to explain it to the affected users:

When users upload their contact lists or address books on Facebook, Facebook tries to match the data with the contact information of other users on Facebook to create friendship recommendations.

Due to the error, the e-mail addresses and phone numbers used to create friendship requests and reducing the number of messages sent invitations were accidentally saved with the uploaded contacts in the account of users on Facebook.

The result could Users of our “your information down load” function (DYI) have an archive of their Facebook account, which contains the uploaded contacts, downloaded, may find additional e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Furthermore, Facebook announced to which the affected e-mail addresses, it was and how many people had access to this information up. It is said:

“According to our estimates could (number) Facebook users see these additional contact information next to your name in the downloaded copy from him his account information. No further data were displayed and you most likely have seen this data, even if you are not friends with each other on Facebook is no stranger. We are aware that the inadvertent disclosure of contact details is unacceptable, even if the person was able to see this information is known to you, and have taken measures to prevent this from happening again. For more information about the error you can find in our blog post .

All employees of Facebook take this very personal problem. We are pleased that you are using and continue to strive daily to offer you the service that you expect and deserve Facebook. ”


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