Here’s The Security Breach Email – Facebook
Facebook has started sending out warning emails to users whose personal information has been compromised by the security bug it confirmed yesterday, confirming which pieces of data were exposed. The bug exposed some six million Facebook users’ email addresses and telephone numbers to other site users because Facebook had “inadvertently stored [it] in association with people’s contact information as part of their account on Facebook”.
Facebook says it uses this data so it can generate friend request recommendations.
The notification email — we’re embedding a copy of an email sent to one Facebook user below — echoes what Facebook’s security team said in a blog post about the data breach yesterday. It explains the scope of the bug and goes into the same level of technical detail as to how it happened. It also confirms which specific piece (or pieces) of personal data were exposed for that particular user.
In the below email…
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