A hacker stole login information from 90 million users today, another security hole in the most used social network in the world.
Facebook has informed its users that there has been a security breach that could have allowed hackers to steal third-party malicious applications.
As a safety measure, Facebook is forcing 90 million users to re-log into their accounts, all to be absolutely sure that the account has not been compromised.
In addition, Facebook informed the relevant authorities that this failure was not an error of the company’s engineers, but an intentional attack by a hacker who wanted to exploit the vulnerability on the company’s page.
“On Tuesday, we discovered that an attacker exploited a technical vulnerability to steal access tokens that allowed us to log in to accounts of about 50 million people on Facebook,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his personal Facebook page.“We still do not know if these accounts have been misused, but we continue to review and update when we learn more about what happened.”
This news comes hours after a Taiwanese hacker named Chang Chi-yuan pledged to delete Zuckerberg’s personal page on Sunday as a way to demonstrate security flaws on Facebook, Chang’s proficiency as a hacker, or both.
The security flaws on Facebook are constant, and with each passing week more cases appear that in very shame the company, and trigger the global distrust of users in the world’s best known social network.