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Messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts reportedly up for sale

“Hackers are reportedly offering to sell private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook accounts.mMany of the compromised accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russia, but some are from the US, the UK, Brazil and other countries, the BBC reported Friday. The hackers claim to have details from 120 million accounts. They are offering to sell them at 10 cents per account. The sellers told the BBC that the hacked data wasn’t related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal or to the data breach that Facebook reported in September. After investigating the claims, Facebook said it suspects the account information was gathered by ‘malicious browser extensions,’ which can range from online shopping assistants to ad blockers. They’re generally available through browser makers’ stores and have access to information about people’s web activity across online services they use.”

Source: Messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts reportedly up for sale – CNET

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