The Latest: Facebook isn’t ruling out smaller-scale breaches
NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on Facebook security breach (all times local):
Facebook says it has gotten a handle on a security breach affecting nearly 30 million accounts, but it hasn’t ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale efforts to exploit the same vulnerability.
Facebook is offering a website for people to check if their accounts have been accessed, and if so, exactly what information was stolen. It will also provide guidance on how to spot and deal with suspicious emails or texts. Facebook will also send messages directly to those people.
Facebook says it has already fixed the vulnerability, which stemmed from three distinct bugs in Facebook’s code.
On Friday, Facebook pinned the number of accounts accessed at 29 million, fewer than the 50 million it initially believed were affected when it disclosed the breach two weeks ago.