Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history, Facebook said on Friday. The attackers accessed even more details on 1
– meaning they could have logged in as those users. Facebook said on Friday that "We now know that fewer people were impacted than we originally thought," and said that 30 million people had been impacted.
For the 14 million worst hit by the breach, the attackers were able to access the following information, Facebook said: "username, gender, locale / language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access
The company is said to be cooperating with the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission and the Irish Data Protection Commission.
The European Commission is located there. A spokesperson for the Irish Data Regulator said Friday's announcement, "The Facebook has confirmed that the personal data of millions of users have been taken by the attackers."
Despite Friday's announcement,
The attack is prompted to take the unprecedented step of logging out the 50 million users whose accounts were exposed and logged out another users as a precautionary measure.