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Facebook securitybreach: Up to 50m accounts attacked
By Dave LeeNorth America technology reporter
**Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its userswere left exposed by a security flaw. **
The company said attackers were able to exploit avulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’saccounts.
The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebooksaid, and it has informed police.
Users that had potentially been affected wereprompted to re-log-in on Friday.
The flaw has been fixed, wrote the firm’s head ofsecurity, Guy Rosen.
"Since we’ve only just started ourinvestigation, we have yet to determine whether these accounts were misused orany information accessed. We also don’t know who’s behind these attacks orwhere they’re based. “
He added: “People’s privacy and security isincredibly important, and we’re sorry this happened.”