Hackers Attack 50 Million Facebook Accounts In New Security Flaw

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Hackers may have stolen information of 50 million Facebook account holders, the social media giant has disclosed on Friday.

The company said in a statement this evening that the targeted accounts may have been taken over by hackers due to a security flaw.

Facebook said it discovered in the course of the week that the hackers stole some “access tokens” during an attack on its servers.

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“It’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code,” said Facebook’s Vice President of product management, Guy Rosen.

“We’ve fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement,” said Rosen.

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