APIs Bug allows the developer to access Facebook Users’ Private Photos

According to report, Facebook has disclosed another APIs bug on Friday which has exposed data of about 6.8 million users. The leaked data allows the app developers to access users’ private photos with their permission. Facebook said about this APIs bug that the error impacted the hundreds of apps in which users have created accounts and sign in using their Facebook login information. Hence, we can say that due to software bug, hundreds of software developer is able to access to broader range of Facebook photos than are usually allowed. Let’s take have a look at leaked story in detail. APIs bug allows the developers to access private photos of users For those who are not aware, if someone gives the permission to any app to access their photos on Facebook, then they usually give the application access to photos people share on their timeline. Facebook shared a blogpost and Read more

Facebook Fined $5 Billion By FTC For Privacy Lapses: largest Penalty Ever

According to report, the popular social media platform Facebook has paid 5 billion USD as penalty to settle a probe into social networks’ privacy and data protection lapses. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have approved the settlement in a 2-3 vote with two democratic members of consumer protection agency dissenting. We are seeing this is highest penalty ever paid by any organization. Let’s take have a look at story in detail. Facebook Fined $5 billion for privacy lapses: Largest Penalty Ever One thing is clear that FTC has approved the settlement with 2-3 votes and takes a strong decision that Facebook needs to pay $5 billion as penalty for privacy violation. On other hand, there is still need of the approval from Justice Department before finished this matter. However, there is no further detail released which will talk about the restrictions on how Facebook is able to use personal information. Let’s Read more

Libyan Hacker Delivered Malicious Posts on Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles

Cyber criminals uses Facebook platform to spread malware to access users’ sensitive data According to security experts, this platform is one of biggest sources for Cyber criminals to spread malware to spy on targeted machine and collect curial data of innocent users. When we talk about Libyan hacker, this hacker group was since active for past five years. They are responsible for spreading malware across the mobile and desktop devices which help them to manage to access the sensitive infraction of victims in order click on unwanted links and downloading files posted on misleading Facebook page and groups. Let’s take have a look at complete story. Libyan hacker (suspect) spreads malware across desktop devices and mobile in order to access sensitive data of innocent users According to report, Libyan hacker is being involved in such illegal activities from last 5 years who have hacked numerous Facebook accounts as well as Read more

Facebook Messenger Being Used to Distribute FacexWorm Cryptocurrency Mining Virus

FacexWorm is a crypto-currency hijacking extension for Google Chrome and it takes advantage of Facebook Messenger virus to spread all around the globe. The Facebook accounts which are hacked sends suspicious links through Facebook Messenger to several other Facebook users. This links contains a YouTube themed website that offers users to download FacexWorm JavaScript code. FaceWorm is a perilous infection that was detected by “TrendMicro” and according to their research, it can steal highly sensitive password, secretly adds data-mining codes in the targeted websites, as well as continuously redirects the webpage over crypto-currency scam websites. Some reports say that FaceWorm has also cheated Web Wallets and digital transactions platforms in the past. Way Back in August, 2017, Some Facebook users had reported that they are receiving Facebook message that contains links redirecting over questionable domains. Though these links got redirected over different domains but majority were redirecting over YouTube theme Read more