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Facebook: No evidence so far that third-party apps were compromised in latest hack

October 3, 2018

Facebook has not found evidence yet that any third-party apps were compromised during the latest security breach, it announced on Tuesday.

Vice President Guy Rosen explained in a statement that the company was looking into other apps, like Uber, that use Facebook login credentials to see if the hackers gained access to their data.

“We have now analyzed our logs for all third-party apps installed or logged in during the attack we discovered last week,” Mr. Rosen wrote. “That investigation has so far found no evidence that the attackers accessed any apps using Facebook Login.”

Mr. Rosen said that Facebook is developing a tool for app developers to check if any of their users or products were affected.

Facebook announced on Friday that 50 million accounts were compromised after hackers stole “access tokens,” which keep users logged in, via the “View As” feature. A total of 90 million accounts were reset as a precaution after the vulnerability was discovered.

The coding issue was fixed, but the feature was still disabled as the company’s investigation continues.

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