Facebook today announced that a security bug has compromised the personal account information of about six million of its users. The social giant’s White Team explained that the site users to deliver friend recommendations were “inadvertently stored with people’s contact information as part of their account on Facebook.”
The company even result of fixing the breach has temporarily disabled the DYI tool. The company also added that as of now there is “no evidence” which confirms that the bug was for malicious intents as well as it has not received any complaints from any of its users.
Here’s Facebook’s explanation for what happened:
We’ve concluded that approximately 6 million Facebook users had email addresses or telephone numbers shared. There were other email addresses or telephone numbers included in the downloads, but they were not connected to any Facebook users or even names of individuals. For almost all of the email addresses or telephone numbers impacted, each individual email address or telephone number was only included in a download once or twice. This means, in almost all cases, an email address or telephone number was only exposed to one person. Additionally, no other types of personal or financial information were included and only people on Facebook – not developers or advertisers – have access to the DYI tool.