The hackers said they obtained the information through a browser extension.
The hackers told the BBC that 120 million users, 2.7 million of which were Russian, had had their accounts hacked.
For thousands - and potentially millions - of Facebook users, correspondence sent in confidence via the social network's private messages platform have proven to be anything but. The latter could simply have been gathered via a lack of privacy settings, but this has yet to be confirmed.
The other key difference between the two hacks are the targets: the personal information that was stolen seemed primarily to focus on American accounts while the more recent browser hack targeted users living in Ukraine and Russian Federation.
Facebook maintains that its security has not been compromised and that the data in question had probably been obtained through malicious browser extensions.
The incident was first highlighted in September when a user with name FBSaler posted a message on an online forum: "We sell personal information of Facebook users".
Facebook became aware of the website hawking information from user accounts and started investigating about a month ago. Compromised data reportedly included chats about a recent Depeche Mode concert, complaints about a son-in-law, intimate conversations between lovers, and photos of a recent holiday as well. Facebook also added that it had taken steps to prevent further accounts being affected.
Digital Shadows also confirmed that data from a further 176,000 accounts was accessible although apparently some of that information, which included email addresses and phone numbers, could have been scraped from members that had not hidden it on their profile.
More recently, Russia's space program has been dogged by a string of failed satellite launches involving unmanned vehicles. Krikalyov added that the astronauts now on the ISS are expected to land on Earth "around December 20".
Can a conference send two teams to the playoff? No team ranked third in the first CFP rankings has ever made the playoff. That changes Thursday when the Knights host 5-3 Temple, and UCF closes its season against 7-1 Cincinnati and 7-1 USF.
The market could get some clarity next week, when sanctions on Iran's energy industry go back into full force. At the same time, forecasters now think oil consumption growth will be weaker than previously anticipated.
If you've been waiting to try Destiny 2, Bungie just announced that the game will be available for free (with some caveats). Additionally, the Forsaken multiplayer mode Gambit will be free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC from November 9th to the 11th.
The report also warned that democratic societies are vulnerable to infiltration by more authoritarian regimes, via the internet . Meanwhile, the Internet Shutdown Tracker data shows that 259 incidents were reported from 2012 till October 2018 in India.
Mr Khan's trip to China comes amid unrest at home over the acquittal of a Pakistani Christian woman on death row for blasphemy. It is also seeking fresh loans from Saudi Arabia and China, discussion of which is expected to dominate Khan's visit.
The team says the game is only coming to iOS and Android for now, and it's doubling down on the choice to keep this game mobile. Diablo Immortal is being developed by Blizzard in collaboration with NetEase, the studio behind PUBG clone Rules of Survival.
Lewis followed him to the ground, cementing one of the unlikeliest come-from-behind victories in recent UFC history. Cormier said. "Thank you for blessing me Dana White, I thought I was just getting one".
Donald Trump says he is finalising a plan to force migrants to present themselves at a legal port of entry to get into the US. While the migrant caravan making its way north may have dwindled somewhat in numbers, more groups are coming along behind.
With Shah Rukh in the film, it is quite obvious that the female leads must have taken some advice and learnt something from him. Shah Rukh came outside for a few minutes to thank his enthusiastic fans and greeted them with folded hands.
Liverpool need to keep pace against Arsenal
The Reds are tied on points (26) with leaders City, who are at top of the table due to their better goal difference. Emery has only been in charge for a matter of weeks but a little bit of expectation has already returned too.
FP’s Guide to the Bolsonaro Presidency
However, his praise of Brazil's former dictatorship and his comments on race, women and homosexuality have raised concern. But investors said further gains will hinge on clearer signs he will deliver on a market-friendly agenda.
Indonesia expands search for plane crash victims
He said: "To all Indonesian people, we are saddened and offer condolences but give us time to investigate why the plane crashed". The spokesperson for Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Yusuf Latif, has not confirmed the discovery of the black box.
NASA retires planet hunting telescope
Now that it's out of fuel, NASA chose to officially retire the spacecraft, letting it float in a safe orbit far from Earth. The distinction helped scientists zero in on potential Earth-like planets and better the odds for finding life.