Private messages of 81,000 Facebook users leaked online

Private messages of 81,000 Facebook users leaked online

"It is very unlikely that the cybercriminals have all the private message for 120 million accounts", he said. An additional 176,000 accounts had data that could have been scraped from public Facebook pages.

Where?: Most hacked accounts are based in Ukraine and Russian Federation. However, some are from the UK, US, Brazil and elsewhere. The hackers allege that they have personal data of over 120 million Facebook account holders, and they are looking to sell it at $0.10 per account. However, their advert has since been taken offline.

Guy Rosen, Facebook's VP Product Management, said the company has contacted browser makers to ensure the infected extensions are no longer offered for download in their stores.

Facebook became aware of the website hawking information from user accounts and started investigating about a month ago.

The breach was first discovered in September. "Our database includes 120 million accounts", the user wrote.

The BBC says it contacted 5 users (from Moscow, Belgorod and Perm) affected by the breach, who all confirmed that the texts available online were indeed their private Facebook messages.

There was also an intimate correspondence between two lovers. The social network attempts to wash its hands of responsibility, blaming malicious browser extensions for the fault.

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The little icons sit alongside your URL address bar patiently waiting for you to click on them.

They then provided a link to a site called FBServer where some sample data was posted.

Bigger picture: Facebook is well aware of its security issues.

It is strongly suggested that users avoid browser extensions altogether unless they are have good ratings and have been installed by many people as the review process for browser extensions leaves something to be desired.

Facebook is having a bad year for data privacy. Many of which originated from Russian and Ukrainian users. According to the BBC, the British broadcaster and news network received information that Facebook accounts had been breached.

John Smith did not explain why he had not advertised his services more widely.

When asked about a possible connection to the Russian state or Kremlin-run programs like the Internet Research Agency, a representative for the hacking group only identified as John Smith said there was no connection.

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