On Friday morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a press conference regarding the matter. The engineers discovered the bug on September 25, 2018.
Under the law, companies that don't sufficiently protect user data face maximum fines of €20 million ($23 million), or 4% of the company's global annual revenue from the prior year, depending on which sum is larger.
The social media site has apologised for a data breach affecting up to 50 million account holders worldwide, which was identified over the weekend. The vulnerability has existed since a year ago, and is the largest till date.
A new data breach of Facebook has affected almost 50 million of its users. Last time, the data breach was caused by third party app Cambridge Analytica, which Facebook did not consider an actual breach, since the data was dumped through an online app requiring a Facebook login to participate in a quiz. The hackers have also tried accessing profile information like name, gender, location and photos from the compromised accounts.
Facebook does know who it behind the attacks.
Facebook also admitted this week that it uses phone numbers provided for security purposes to target individuals with ads as well as shadow contact information - data not directly provided by the user but obtained from their "friends" list.
The company says there were no signs that any accounts were misused.
Rosen would not confirm whether the breach was state-backed, but added the hackers "did need a certain level in order for attacker not only get access but to pivot on the access tokens". These "tokens" were used to access posts, private messages or let the hacker post anything through the accounts. What Facebook knows so far is that hackers got access to the 50 million accounts by exploiting three distinct bugs in Facebook's code that allowed them to steal those digital keys, technically known as "access tokens". The attackers hijacked these access tokens, which helped them log into any of the millions of Facebook accounts. The attackers managed to grab hold of the tokens of accounts through "View As" feature of the social media platform. The weakness of this feature has left the engineering and security team baffled, as once again the privacy of millions has been breached.
It's also not yet clear who is behind the attack on Facebook, or whether the attacks were targeted, and the reason behind it. Facebook has now patched the vulnerabilities and revoked the compromised access tokens, forcing affected users to log back in (though their passwords haven't been compromised, the company says) and notifying them about the issue.
The class-action complaint was filed Friday in federal court in Northern California within hours of Facebook's statement saying it has fixed the breach, the latest in a series of missteps that are undermining confidence in the company's social network and business model.
She also claimed that in 2010 she signed an out-of-court settlement of around £275,000 to never go public with the allegations. An aspiring model is claiming Juventus star Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 and now she wants him to pay.
United tried to haul themselves back in the game after Felipe Anderson's early goal for West Ham but their football was beige. Far from turning Manchester United back into title contenders, Jose Mourinho is instead matching the lows of David Moyes.
Mueller has been investigating whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, as well as through other actions. Rosenstein arrived at the White House on Thursday morning for a previously scheduled national security meeting.
Sources tell The Canadian Press an 11th-hour NAFTA deal has been reached that allows Canada to rejoin the trilateral trade pact. The US and Canada came to an agreement Sunday to tweak key pieces of the North American Free Trade Agreement , known as NAFTA.
STATE COLLEGE - The agony for the White Out was palpable. "I'm upset with myself", Penn State coach James Franklin said. A 26-yard screen pass from Haskins to JK Dobbins made it 13-7 in favor of Penn State with 1:50 remaining in the half.
Cardi B , wearing a voluminous red Dolce & Gabanna gown, was seen leaving the party with what appeared to be a bump on her head. She was later released with a "desk appearance ticket" to return to face the charges at a later, as-yet-unspecified court date.
They argued that it was unrealistic to expect them to comply with internet regulations that differ from state to state. Jerry Browns , but the Justice Department quickly filed a lawsuit to block its implementation.
Bollywood's first family, the Kapoors bid a final farewell to Krishna Raj Kapoor who died on Monday of a cardiac arrest. Krishna Raj Kapoor was married to Raj Kapoor and they have five children, three sons and two daughters.
We're the ones who go on the pitch", said Shaw . "I understand your frustrations", Mata wrote, the heavy heart nearly palpable. Striker Marko Arnautovic then put the game to bed three minutes later, sealing the win for his team.
The Chicago Cubs have clinched their fourth straight postseason berth, getting into the playoffs when Milwaukee beat St. The Rockies will counter with German Marquez (14-10, 3.76 ERA), who struck out eight straight to begin his last start.
Eventually, the jointly developed cloud solutions are to be used for many Volkswagen brands such as Audi, Seat and Skoda. The long-term goal is to implement We as the car's platform to become a hub for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Flake: If Kavanaugh lied, nomination over
For starters, the investigation will be led by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who took over for the fired James Comey . At the same time, Coons said he lobbied Flake to ask for a one-week pause so the FBI could investigate further.
Young surfer dies from rare brain-eating amoeba
The disease, according to the CDC , is nearly always fatal, with only four people out of 143 cases have survived the infection. You can not be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water.
Tiebreakers have been perilous for Dodgers
The Rockies will throw German Marquez on the hill, who at 23-years-old is about seven months younger than Buehler. The victor of the NL West tiebreaker will play the Braves in the NLDS and host Game 1 on Thursday.
UC Berkeley research led to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy
Today, immunotherapies based on Allison and Honjo's research work especially well for fighting advanced and aggressive tumors. The peace prize will be announced on Friday, and the economics prize will wrap up the Nobel season on Monday, October 8.
Earthquake and tsunami death toll rises in Indonesia
Many have spent the last days desperately searching for loved ones while dealing with the trauma of the disaster. Save The Children program director Tom Howells said access was a "huge issue" hampering relief efforts.
'Vamos!': Garcia firing up Europe at Ryder Cup
It was Thomas's fourth point of the weekend - the best haul for an American rookie since Larry Nelson in 1979. McIlroy's three birdies on the front nine had helped the Europeans build their big lead.