(Reuters) – Facebook (FB.D) users complain of the world’s largest social media network on one end of 2018, data breach and saying that it failed to warn about the risks associated with single sign-on tool, even though the nature of its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed.
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Single sign-on that connects users with third-party social apps and services using their Facebook credentials.
The trial, which is a combination of different types of legal actions, it stems from Facebook, Inc’s worst-ever security breach in September, when hackers stole log-in codes or access tokens, which allowed them to gain access to nearly 29 million in the accounts.
“Facebook deletes the access token, the vulnerability and fix it for years, but in spite of that knowledge,” the plaintiffs said in a heavily redacted part of the filing in the U.s. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, california.
“Even more egregiously, Facebook took steps to protect its own employees as security risks, but it is not for the vast majority of users.”
Facebook does not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Judge William Alsup told Facebook in January, he was prepared to be bone-crushing discovery,” in the case, in order to find out how many users ‘ details were stolen.
Facebook has revealed some of the details, because, in the first instance, to the disclosure of the attack, saying only that it affected a “wide range of users without breaking down the figures by country.
The attackers ‘ names, profile information, such as date of birth, employer, education, history, religious preference, type of device used, and the pages that followed, and the latest search and location check-ins from 14 million users.
As for the other 15 million people that the breach is limited to names and contact details. In addition, the attackers were able to posts and lists of friends and groups of up to 400,000 users.
They do not have the ability to steal your personal messages, or financial information, and do not have access to users ‘ accounts on other websites, Facebook said.
Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Richard Chang