The following has just appeared on Facebook’s press release page:
“On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts….”
“Our investigation is still in its early stages. But it’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted… a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else.”
Mark Zuckerberg’s understated response to the incident was “I’m glad we found this and fixed the vulnerability. It definitely is an issue that this happened in the first place. I think this underscores the attacks that our community and our services faces.”
Wall Street’s response so far has been a 3% drop in Facebook’s stock.
I’m now waiting to see which of my sock puppets is affected.