Facebook users affected by hacker attack

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –

Source: Federal Office for Information Security Location BonnDate 29.09.2018The Internet company Facebook has informed the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in good time about a successful cyber attack. According to this, criminals had access to the user accounts of around 50 million Facebook users. The BSI assumes that this number will increase further. Facebook has indicated that they want to inform those affected. According to initial findings, German users are also affected. BSI President Arne Schönbohm explains: "Facebook has evidently responded quickly and professionally to the cyber attack and informed its customers and partners at short notice. We are now working together on the Enlightenment. But it is also clear that the cyber attack was the result of poor software quality. Independent of the current case, we need to achieve higher quality standards in information technology. "Facebook users should change their password and check for which online services the password has also been used or for which services Facebook has been granted access to these. Press contact: Federal Office for Security in InformationstechnikPostfach 20036353133 BonnPhone: 49 228 99 9582-5777Telefax: 49 228 99 9582-5455E-Mail: presse@bsi.bund.de


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