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Facebook Account Hack: FB Apparently Risked Nearly 600 Million Account To Hacking

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Are you suspicious that your Facebook account is hacked? Well, there are chances because recently Facebook has put to risk about 600 million accounts to a Facebook hack. According to reports, Facebook has stored the passwords of these 600 million accounts in plain text format.

Facebook Account Hack: FB Apparently Risked Nearly 600 Million Account To Hacking

Consequences: Facebook Hack

The private information of 600 million users is at stake. It is against the standards. The employees at Facebook can easily get access to the database and gain anything they want from it.

This can also lead to identity thefts. Because if the hackers get to know these information, it will lead to a serious issue of Facebook hack.

Source reports that about 9 million searches that the Facebook employees made, contained passwords of users in plain text format.

What Facebook has to say?

After all this mess, FB was not ready to reveal the exact number of employees who had access to the passwords. But it does plan to notify the users whose passwords were accessed.

The VP engineer at Facebook, Pedro Canahuati says that,

As part of a routine security review in January we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems. We have fixed these issues and as a precaution we will be notifying everyone whose passwords we have found were stored in this way.

Well, this is not the first time Facebook puts at stake the privacy and security of the users. Because, earlier also, messenger bugs exposed some contacts and the other one exposed photos from the account. We recommend you to use strong passwords for FB.

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