Alarm after Facebook ‘security attack’ hits 50million users

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TRAVEL GAZETTE – Social Media giant Facebook has announced that almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw, reports the BBC.

The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts. According to reports, the breach was discovered on last week.

Police are understood to now be involved.

Account holders that had potentially been affected were prompted to re-log-in on Friday.

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