Are you one of the 30 million users affected by the Facebook access token violation announced two weeks ago? Here's how to find out.
- Visit this link from the Facebook Help Center while you are online: https://www.facebook.com/help/securitynotice?ref=sec.[19659003Registerinsection"FacebookAccountItisaffectedbythissecurityproblem?"[
- Here you will see a response from Yes or No if your account was one of the 30 million affected users, those affected will also receive a warning like this at the top of their news feed:
- If the answer is Yes, It will be in one of three categories:
A. It is found in the 15 million users who have access to the name plus email and / or phone number.
B. You are in the 14 million users who had access to that data and bio data of the account, including "username, gender, location / language, relationship status, religion, hometown, current self-notified city, date of birth, types of devices used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places where they were registered or tagged, website, people or pages that follow, and the 15 most recent searches. "
C. You are in the million users whose access token was stolen, but your account was never accessed with it. Lucky you.
So, what should you do if you were hacked?
- You do not necessarily have to change your Facebook password or your credit card information, as there is no evidence that the data was accessed in the attack.
- Spam calls or scams, emails or messages, since your contact information could have been sold to unscrupulous companies.
- Be alert to phishing attempts that may attempt to send you an email and cause you to log into one of your online accounts in a false way Page that will steal your data. If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from Facebook, you can check here to see if it is legitimate.
- If you are in group B that has access to your bio information, you can contact your bank or cell phone provider and add additional security layers, such as a PIN code. This is because hackers can have enough biographical information to perform social engineering attacks on those who claim to be you and use stolen data to answer security questions and gain access to their accounts so they can send emails to their friends, steal and sell their identifiers of social networks or ports. your phone number to your phone to intercept two-factor authentication requests.
- Consider whether Facebook still deserves to host what it shares.