De­tails on re­cent Face­book hack

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT -

Face­book says hack­ers ac­cessed names, email ad­dresses or phone num­bers from about 29 mil­lion ac­counts as part of a se­cu­rity breach that the com­pany dis­closed two weeks ago. For 14 mil­lion of them, hack­ers got even more data, such as home­town, birth date, the last 10 places they checked into or the 15 most re­cent searches. Orig­i­nally Face­book said 50 mil­lion ac­counts were af­fected, but that it didn’t know if they had been mis­used. Face­book said it plans to send mes­sages to peo­ple whose ac­counts were hacked, and that third-party apps that use a Face­book lo­gin and Face­book apps like What­sApp and In­sta­gram were un­af­fected by the breach.

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