Facebook reported that the data of the 50 million users were seized by the unknown hackers and a significant number of accounts affected are from India.
The precautionary measures taken by the company has affected other 40 million users. Facebook says they are not aware about the attackers and where they are from. However, facebook said that, its users need not to change their passwords .
Facebook has 2 billion global users and about 270 million users are from India, it is expected that the significant number users affected may be from India.
“OnTuesday afternoon, our engineering team found an attack affecting upto 50 million accounts on Facebook. The attackers exploited the vulnerability in the code of the “View As “ feature that lets people see what their Facebook Profile would like to another person”, said Zuckerberg.
He also added that, the facebook has began to patch up the security flaw to avoid these hacker from being able to access or steal the additional data.