Face­book hack­ing hit 29m users

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FACE­BOOK have ad­mit­ted 29mil­lion ac­counts were hacked in a se­cu­rity breach.

The ex­act num­ber had not been known be­fore.

Orig­i­nally, the tech gi­ants said 50mil­lion ac­counts could have been af­fected but did not say if they had been mis­used.

The hack­ers ac­cessed names, email ad­dresses or phone num­bers from 29mil­lion ac­counts.

For 14mil­lion of those, hack­ers got even more data, such as home town, birth date, the last 10 places they checked into or 15 most re­cent searches.

Face­book plan to con­tact peo­ple whose ac­counts were hacked and said the FBI are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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