fbpx

Home » Account credentials of a million Facebook users may have been compromised

Meta Platforms Inc. is planning to begin large-scale layoffs this week, according to people familiar with the matter,

Account credentials of a million Facebook users may have been compromised

by | Oct 8, 2022

Meta Platforms said it would notify roughly a million Facebook users that their account credentials may have been compromised due to security issues with apps downloaded from Apple and Alphabet’s software stores, states a Seattle Times post.

The company announced that it identified more than 400 malicious Android and iOS apps this year that target internet users in order to steal their login information. Meta said it informed both Apple and Google about the issue in order to facilitate removal of the apps.

The apps worked by disguising themselves as photo editors, mobile games or health trackers, Facebook said.

Apple said 45 of the 400 problematic apps were on its App Store and have been removed. Google removed all the malicious apps in question, a spokesperson said.

“Cybercriminals know how popular these types of apps are, and they’ll use similar themes to trick people and steal their accounts and information,” said David Agranovich, director of global threat disruption at Meta. “If an app is promising something too good to be true, like unreleased features for another platform or social media site, chances are that it has ulterior motives.”

More here.

About the Author

Capitol Communicator

Capitol Communicator is a unique online and offline resource for Mid-Atlantic advertising, marketing, public relations, digital and media communications professionals. The e-magazine, e-newsletters and events bring together communications professionals, fostering community and providing important information; news; trends; education; and opportunities for networking, career enhancement, business exchange and showcasing great work. Visit www.capitolcommunicator.com to learn more.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sponsors

Brand Creep

What about next week?

SEARCH FOR ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR AGENCIES, PROFESSIONALS AND SERVICES

Find out more  Powered by COMMUNICATIONSMATCHTM

REGISTER.
CHOOSE AN AGENCY OR INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORY OR COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE PLAN.

Find out more  Powered by COMMUNICATIONSMATCHTM

REGISTER.CHOOSE AGENCY SELECT
TO REQUEST MORE INFORMATION & STREAMLINE RFPs

Find out more  Powered by COMMUNICATIONSMATCHTM

CAPITOL COMMUNICATOR CAREER CENTER SEARCH RESULTS (JOBS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)

MEDIA KIT

Recent Comments

Categories

Events

 

SUBSCRIBE