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Facebook Announces Breach, Notifies Users

DATA LOSS

June 24, 2013

Facebook last week announced a programming bug that exposed six million users’ e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, the company reported in a security note issued Friday. The glitch seems to be due to the site’s “download your information” tool, which the company says was immediately disabled upon detection of the problem. Regulators in the U.S., Canada and Europe were notified, as were affected users. “We currently have no evidence that this bug has been exploited maliciously, and we have not received complaints from users or seen anomalous behavior on the tool or site to suggest wrongdoing,” Facebook said.
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