How to check if your Facebook account has been hacked 2019

Recently it became known that the social network Facebook was subjected to a hacker attack. In total, 50 million user accounts of the network could be affected, and another 40 million could be called into question. Later, the company specified that 30 million had been hacked. The network administration had already closed the vulnerability and now gave access to an online service that would show if a particular account had been hacked. 

To check, you need to go to the official page with a message about the attack (it should be in English). Next, scroll to the  Is my Facebook account section impacted by this security issue? If the account has not been hacked, there will be a short message indicating that your account is most likely safe. If it was, then the message will look like this:

Hacking could affect an account in three ways: 

You are in the list of users whose phone and address went to hackers. 
You are in the list of users whose personal profile information, including phone, mail, login, gender, language, relationship status, date of birth, types of devices for accessing the network, education and other data specified in the profile were available to hackers.
You are in the list of users whose access tokens have been stolen, but whose data has remained untouched. 

What should I do if my account has been hacked?

No need to change your password or credit card - there is no evidence that this data has been damaged. 
Since personal data falling into the hands of scammers, a wave of spam messages and calls may begin. 
If we are talking about group 2 of personal data, it may be worth checking or improving the security of services where your biographical data is used for verification (for example, the answer to a secret question that hackers can learn from profile data), add two-factor authorization, etc. 
The company also reported details of a hacker attack. As mentioned earlier, the vulnerability worked thanks to the View As an option, which allows the user to see how his page looks through the eyes of other users. The attack itself took place on September 14 of this year - the company noticed "unusual activity" and already on September 25 realized that it was a hack. Two days after that, the vulnerability was removed.

Hackers initially had a set of Facebook accounts, and they could automatically steal access tokens from friends of these accounts, and friends of friends, gained access to data like a list of their friends, posts in the feed, groups in which they are members. There was no access to messages, with one exception: if the user of the stolen account was the admin of the page. 

Recall that after the hack, users have already noticed that Facebook accounts are sold on the darknet at $ 3-12 apiece.


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