The Vice President, Product Management of Facebook, Mr Guy Rosen, says 50 million Facebook accounts are been affected by security issue.
Rosen said in a statement on Friday, that in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, Facebook’s engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.
He said that the company was taking the issue seriously and wanted to let everyone know what happened, and the immediate action taken to protect people’s security.
According to him, investigation is still in its early stages.
The vice president said that Facebook had already fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement.
He said that the company had reset the access tokens of the almost 50 million accounts in order to protect their security.
Rosen said that Facebook had also taken precautionary step of resetting access tokens for another 40 million accounts that had been subject to a ”View As” look-up in the last year.
He said that as a result, around 90 million people would now have to log back into Facebook, or any of their apps that use Facebook Login.
According to him, After they have logged back in, people will get a notification at the top of their News Feed explaining what happened.