Facebook is finally being forced to come clean on just how irresponsible they have been with our most intimate information. The company has tried to pin all the blame on Cambridge Analytica in order to deflect blame and smear President Trump. Unfortunately for them, the dam is breaking and the truth is spilling out.
Facebook has admitted in an announcement that most of its 2 billion users may have been compromised by “malicious actors.”
CommonDreams.com reports that Facebook has admitted that more user accounts may have been compromised than those announced during the company’s most recent data scandal. Initial reports stated that approximately 51 million accounts were allegedly targeted in the Cambridge Analytica user data scandal, Facebook later clarified after an internal audit that the number was closer to 87 million, but it now seems that the company has admitted after further research that nearly all of Facebook’s 2 billion accounts could have users personal info scraped from them by a variety of “malicious actors.”
WIRED journalist Matt Burgess noted that Facebook’s last statement on the data scandal briefly mentioned that “most” of the site’s two billion users had personal info scraped from their Facebook profiles by “malicious actors.”
Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a company blog post: “Until today, people could enter another person’s phone number or email address into Facebook search to help find them. Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way. So we have now disabled this feature.”