Ukrainian hackers used quizzes to access private Facebook data, Facebook says – CNN

By Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Business
Updated 3:31 PM ET, Sat March 9, 2019
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A pair of Ukrainian hackers used seemingly innocuous online quizzes and surveys, with titles like “What does your eye color say about you?,” to gain access to private Facebook user data and to target users with “unauthorized” advertisements, the social media company says.

The alleged hackers improperly used a Facebook (FB)feature that helped them take control of users’ internet browsers and gave them access to private information about Facebook users and their private friends’ lists, Facebook alleged in a lawsuit filed in Northern California on Friday.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/09/tech/facebook-ukraine-hackers/index.html

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