1 million Facebook users' usernames, passwords compromised: Meta

1 million Facebook users' usernames, passwords compromised: Meta

Around 1 million Facebook users' usernames and passwords have reportedly been "compromised," according to Meta Platforms, the business that was formerly known as Facebook Inc. The affected individuals will be informed, the company added.

"We identified more than 400 'malicious' apps this year, both on Android and iOS, that target internet users and steal their login information," Meta said. It said the apps were disguised as photo editors, games, or health trackers.

According to Meta, some of these were downloaded through the software stores of Alphabet (Google) and Apple, both of which have been notified about the problem.

A Google representative highlighted all of its "malicious" apps have been removed, while Apple claimed 45 of the 400 downloaded apps were from its store and have now been removed.

The social media behemoth announced that it will provide advice on how to prevent being a victim of such programmes, whether for Facebook or any other networking website, to those whose accounts have been stolen.

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