How to hack Facebook videos appear on YouTube and are viewed thousands of times after data breach which hit 50million users

Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Paul Martin

Facebook said yesterday they had discovered a data breach affecting 50m users
Hackers stole users’ ‘access tokens’ using the social network’s View As feature
Videos teaching hackers how to steal them were still on YouTube hours later

29 September 2018

Video tutorials are being hosted on YouTube showing hackers how to hijack Facebook accounts using a tactic which led to 50 million users having their personal data compromised.

Facebook said yesterday they had discovered a data breach in which hackers had stolen ‘access tokens’ to force their way into tens of millions of accounts.

Videos teaching hackers how to steal the digital tokens had been watched thousands of times on YouTube, which is owned by Google.

Some of them were still online even hours after the data breach was revealed, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Facebook’s head of cyber security said the company was ‘aware of certain videos describing different elements of the attack’.

The social media giant was ‘looking into these to make sure people‚Äôs accounts are protected,’ he said.

Facebook users were earlier warned to be vigilant by cyber security watchdogs after it emerged the tech giant had suffered a security breach affecting 50 million users.

In a post on the social network’s news site, Facebook vice president of product management Guy Rosen said the breach had been discovered on Tuesday.

The attack could have given the hackers access to other apps if a user had logged into them using their Facebook name and password, he said.

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