With Halloween this week we just couldn’t help ourselves. We had to take a look at this scary story of Facebook’s recent cyber hack of the century. The recent Facebook hack directly compromised an estimated 50 million Facebook accounts – including those of its bigwigs Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.
Add the other 40 million at-risk accounts, and it puts this breach as the largest the social networking site has ever experienced.
This hacking incident reminds us of the absolute, non-negotiable growing need for Cyber Security Awareness. You won’t want to miss our next all-too-relevant webinar, Cyber Fortress: How To Protect Your Data Empire featuring data protection expert Michael DePalma. We have a few spots left- be sure to reserve your spot now!
It’s also the most dangerous yet, as the still unknown hackers have taken users’ access tokens, which allows them to go on a data acquisition spree that goes beyond your personally identifiable information (i.e., name, email, phone number, etc.)
Access tokens also give hackers access to your granular profile data, which include more specific information such as your gender, current city, birthday, work history, last 10 Check-Ins, and 15 most recent searches.