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Source: CBS News

Facebook hackers accessed 29 million accounts, fewer than previously thought

Saturday 17:16 GMT

It plans to share steps they can take to protect themselves from suspicious emails, text messages and phone calls.

Hackers got even more data from 14 million of them, such as hometown, birthdate, the last 10 places they checked into, or the 15 most recent searches. The hackers accessed names, email addresses or phone numbers from the 29 million accounts, according to Facebook.

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Source: DW

Fear of Russian hacking of election is real in Georgia, USA

Saturday 08:05 GMT

Scrolling through the news feed in her small real estate office inside a narrow red-brick house on Main Street, Jeanne Dufort's interest was piqued by a federal indictment against Russian hackers who had targeted election websites in Georgia amid a plan to interfere in the 2016 election.

Adding another political twist to Georgia's election controversy is the fact that the state's secretary of state, Brian Kemp — who is in charge of elections — in 2016 rejected Washington's offers to bolster the state's election security.

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Source: Washington Post

Facebook says millions of users had names, search history and location data stolen in recent hack

Saturday 17:15 GMT

“The update from Facebook today is significant now that Facebook has confirmed that the personal data of millions of users was taken by the perpetrators of the attack," said Ireland’s Data Protection Commission — the watchdog agency charged with monitoring compliance with the European Union’s new data privacy law.

An additional 14 million users were affected more deeply, having additional details taken related to their profiles, such as their recent search history, gender, educational background, geolocation data, birth dates, and lists of people and pages they follow.


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