News.co.nz – Facebook has said it is facing “unpreviously unprecedented” data breach impacts affecting more that 300 million Facebook users.
Key points:Facebook says it has been notified of the breach involving up to 300 million accountsIt says it is looking into whether other accounts may have been affectedThe company says it was notified of “unexpected” data breaches affecting up to 30 million accountsThe social media giant said the data breaches affected “some of our most trusted members” and would “help us learn more about the extent of the threat”.
“As a matter of urgency, we have been notified that the accounts affected are among our most valued customers,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
The breach affects accounts on Facebook’s website, where users can set their own privacy settings.”
We are also working to understand how our users were affected.”
The breach affects accounts on Facebook’s website, where users can set their own privacy settings.
The breach also affected accounts that were linked to Facebook and were created after November last year, when the social media platform introduced a feature called “Like” that allowed users to like other people.
“Like” was introduced in October last year.
“Facebook is committed to protecting your privacy,” a spokesperson said.
“The majority of our users are engaged in regular, safe, and ethical interactions with others.”
When a breach occurs, we take the necessary steps to prevent and detect and address it, including by reviewing the information we collect, reviewing our processes, and addressing our systems and processes.
“Facebook says that “some accounts” may have had their details compromised, but it has not named names or given a reason.”
As we learn more, we will share more information,” the spokesperson said, adding that “a very limited number of users” may be affected.”
What is clear is that Facebook has a lot of work to do to prevent more data from being compromised.
“It is the latest breach involving Facebook and data breaches that have been reported by US tech news website Gizmodo.
The social network has been in the news in recent months for a string of data breaches including one involving US military data, as well as a massive hack of the social network’s email system.
In the latest data breach, Facebook says it found “unanticipated” data that could not be explained.”
This is a very rare occurrence,” the company said in its statement.
Facebook said it had alerted law enforcement agencies to the breach, and said that it would look into whether any other accounts were affected.
In a blog post, the company explained that the breaches were “inconsistent with Facebook’s privacy practices and did not reflect any user activity that we had previously discovered”.”
We continue to be actively investigating these incidents and are confident we can protect our users’ data.””
The data breaches we are now aware of did not appear to be related to any user activities that we previously discovered.”
“We continue to be actively investigating these incidents and are confident we can protect our users’ data.”
It said it was notifying the affected users, who are identified by the first four digits of their Facebook username.
“While we cannot identify all affected users at this time, we know some are in their late 20s and early 30s and have limited internet access.”
If you have been impacted, we urge you to contact your nearest Facebook service provider to let them know they are being notified and to let us know when they can expect to receive notification.