Facebook’s latest big hack was apparently by spammers, not foreign agents


Facebook’s latest hack had the information of 29 million users scraped, but apparently by scammers wanting financial gain, rather than for political or ideological purposes.

The Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with Facebook’s internal investigation on the hack, who claimed those behind the attack were Instagram and Facebook spammers posing as a digital marketing company.

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The incident has been under investigation since Sept. 25, when Facebook’s security team discovered someone downloading a large amount of digital access tokens from the social platform.  Read more…

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