Facebook Had A Major Data Breach, Here's How To Check If You Were One Of The 29 Million Hacked Users
There has been a page set up for Facebook users to see if they were one of the 29 million people whose data was stolen by hackers between September 17 and 27.
If you have been hacked you will see a message at the bottom of the 'Help Centre' page advising if your account has been impacted by this data breach or not. Visitors who wish to visit this page just need to click here and make sure you are logged into Facebook when doing so. The social media giant created this page for their 2 billion users who may be concerned that their information has been assessed.
Passwords and financial information was not accessed during this breach the company has said.
There were around 15 million people who had their name and contact details disclosed. The other 14 million people had details exposed from their profile such as what device they use to access Facebook, their educational background and employment records.
"We're very sorry this happened. Your privacy is incredibly important to us," reads a statement from Facebook. They said this before telling users if they had been a target by hackers. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Facebook has apologized to its users this year.
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