Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Scammers abused Facebook phone number search
 

Facebook has discovered that "malicious actors" have been harvesting profiles for years by abusing its phone number and email search facility.
It said "most people" could have had their profiles harvested in this way.
The site let people search for their friends by typing in their phone number or email address.
It revealed scammers had abused the facility and used it to link phone numbers and emails to people's names and profile information.
The company has faced scrutiny after it was revealed that the data of millions of people was improperly shared with the political... read more

 
5 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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