Facebook Bug Exposed Unpublished Photos for Up to 6.8 Million Users

Marion JacobsDec 17, 2018

Since this is the developer-oriented alert, Facebook discusses the next step in determining how much data leaked. However, it doesn't appear you'll be able to actually do anything pertaining to the situation once you see that info - it's essentially Facebook saying, "Your photos may have been compromised, these are the companies which may have seen them". Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of product management, stated in the blog post revealing the bug: "The vulnerability was on Facebook, but these access tokens enabled someone to use the account as if they were the account-holder themselves".

Facebook said the users' photos may have been exposed for 12 days in September.

The company said it would send an alert through Facebook to notify those whose photos may have been exposed by the latest issue.

Facebook apologized for the incident in a post written by one of its engineering directors, Tomer Bar, who added the company was working to address the problem. The company will work with those developers to delete the photos.

The API bug got access to hidden timeline photos, Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and most importantly, the photos on your smartphone which were never shared.

68 Lakh Private Facebook Photos Leaked: Who Will Be Held Accountable? Why the company was mum regarding a data breach of this magnitude is still a mystery as the company made no comment on the delay.

Facebook shares were down 1 percent at $143.52 in early afternoon trades.

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Thousands of "app" s - other websites such as Spotify, Netflix and Airbnb, as well as quizzes and games - connect to Facebook profiles so that users can find their friends or log in to the apps more easily.

The error is comparatively minor given Facebook's scale. That will give Facebook a better idea of how severe the leak was.

European Union regulators have said they are investigating Facebook's compliance with GDPR.

The Mark Zuckerberg-led company, however, did not say why it waited almost three months to disclose the issue.

Facebook is not alone in worrying about the repercussions of GDPR.

ABC News reports that Facebook has suffered yet another internal bug which left the personal data of their users at risk.

Lou Paskalis, svp of consumer engagement and media investment at Bank of America, blasted Facebook for carelessness.

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