NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers.The attackers gained the ability to “seize control” of those accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep people logged in. Facebook has logged out owners of the 50 million affected accounts — plus another 40 million who were vulnerable to the attack. Users don’t need to change their Facebook passwords, it said.Facebook said it doesn’t know who was behind the attacks or where they’re based. In a call with reporters on Friday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said attackers would have had the ability to view private messages or post on someone’s account, but there’s no sign they did.“We do not yet know if any of the accounts were actually misused,” Zuckerberg said.Facebook shares fell $4.38, or 2.6 percent, to close at $164.46 on Friday.The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a tumultuous year of security problems and privacy issues. So far, though, none of that has significantly shaken the confidence of the company’s 2 billion global users.The latest attack involved bugs in Facebook’s “View As” feature, which lets people see how their profiles appear… Read full this story
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