The social media giant Facebook announced that hackers have stolen digital login codes of nearly 50 million users in what can be described as one of worst security breach ever. This news comes at a time when the social media firm is already struggling with lawsuits that have tarnished its brand name.
Facebook, which boasts of more than 2.2 billion users per month, is yet to determine whether any of the hacked account information has been misused. It also needs to identify the culprits and intention behind the attack.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook has described the incident as “really serious” in a conference call with reporters. In fact, as per sources, Zuckerberg’s account was also affected by the massive scale attack.
Already in troubled waters, Facebook shares have witnessed a sharp decline of 2.6 percent on Friday owing to the attacks. This incident is certainly going to aggravate the anti-Facebook campaigns running on various social media platforms.