Hackers used Quizzes to Leak over 60K Facebook User dataChandra Prabu (Author) Published Date : Mar 11, 2019 12:55 ET
Two youths living in Ukraine, through an online quiz, lured more than 60 thousand Facebook users to a browser and leaked their profile data. The company gave this information in its lawsuit filed. It was reported on Friday that Andrew Gobrakov and Gleb Slakski used browser extensions to show their own ads on Facebook News Feeds.
In a lawsuit filed by Facebook on Friday, Facebook has said that entrepreneurs living in Kiev have violated California and anti-hacking laws and will be prosecuted for violating Facebook's rules. At the same time, the company also alleged that these accused, especially the Russian-speaking people, have been targeted.
The company has written that while installing the extension, AP users have reached an agreement with their own browser. The extension was designed in such a way that when users go to Facebook or any other social networking site, their information may leak during that time and they will be seen as unauthorized advertising. Both of these accused belong to the company named Web Sun Group.
In the complaint, the company has claimed that in total, both of these accused used Facebook users to use around 63 thousand browsers and damaged Facebook 75 thousand pounds. The company has also said that it would eliminate such things from the root. Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a note to work for Facebook users keeping in mind the privacy focus. Zuckerberg wrote in his note, "I believe that we should work for a world where people can talk privately and be completely free of the fact that their information will only be seen which they would like to show. "
Hackers used Quizzes to Leak over 60K Facebook User data