Facebook has more than 2.2 billion active users as of January 2018, making it the largest social network in the world. Of course millions of Canada citizens use it, so do Winnipeggers.
On Thursday, September 27th, the company released an official statement: Nearly 50m Facebook accounts were compromised by an attack that gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts.
This hacker attack is the largest in company history and shows a real threat to personal information of network users. So for accounts safety, millions of users were forcibly logged out by Facebook and will have to use a password to securely log back in.
This is not the first security breach in Facebook, just last year there was another hacker attack that involved millions of users and their private information was open to the public.
Fellow Winnipeggers, just to ensure the safety of your account and your personal information, Facebook recommends to log out of your Facebook account from all of the devices, including PC, tablets, and smartphones and log back in using your password, that change a password to a new one.