Hrs after FB security breach report on Friday, YouTube videos described a method similar to the one used by the hackers to get access to the millions of FB a/cs.
London: Even as Facebook struggles to deal with a fresh data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its users, Google’s video streaming platform YouTube continues to host tutorials that claim to provide people ways to hijacking Facebook accounts, the media reported.Hours after Facebook revealed the breach on Friday, some YouTube videos, which were seen several thousand times, described a method similar to the one used by the hackers to get access to the millions of Facebook accounts, The Telegraph reported on Saturday.
In the fresh Facebook data breach case, hackers stole “access tokens” or digital keys that keep people logged in to FB so they do not need to re-enter their password every time they use the app. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s Head of Cyber Security Policy, told the Telegraph he was “aware of certain videos describing different elements of the attack” and the company was “looking into these to make sure people’s accounts are protected”. A spokesperson said Google carries out a careful review of flagged content, and will remove videos that encourage illegal activities.