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.
“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.