Why the huge difference between the hackers' claimed 120 million accounts and perhaps just 81,000 accounts, according to Digital Shadows? The latest breach is said to be a outcome of malicious third-party browser extensions. "Malicious extensions can be used to intercept and manipulate the data passing through the browser", Holland said.
"We have contacted browser-makers to ensure that known malicious extensions are no longer available to download in their stores", explained Facebook executive Guy Rosen. Further, it was found that email addresses and phone numbers could have been extracted from 176,000 more accounts.
Germany will support the business in Africa billions of dollars of investment
Working against her is that internal pressure for a clean break with the Merkel era after eighteen years may prove too great. Her successor at the top of the party will nearly certainly also become the CDU's next candidate for the chancellery.
The attacks, first reported by the BBC Russian Service, were focused heavily on users in Central and Eastern Europe, with minimum focus on people in the U.S.
It is believed that numerous user details came from Russian Federation and Ukraine-based Facebook users although some messages also originated from people in the United States, the UK and Brazil, the BBC notes.
The social network is also working with local authorities to remove the website where the sample data was posted. But as you'd expect, there are also more sensitive discussions, including "intimate correspondence between two lovers", as the BBC describes it.
Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' trailer released to much acclaim
In just a few minutes from now, the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan's next, Aanand L Rai's Zero , will be unveiled. But you need not worry, as we found that the striking similarities in Shah Rukh Khan's character from Ra.
Personal shopping assistants, bookmarking applications and even mini-puzzle games are all on offer from various browsers such as Chrome, Opera and Firefox as third-party extensions.
According to Facebook, it was one such extension that quietly monitored victims' activity on the platform and sent personal details and private conversations back to the hackers.
Crashed Lion Air jet may have been found, official says
Earlier this year it confirmed a deal to buy 50 new Boeing narrow-body aircraft worth an estimated $6.2 billion US. One black box from the jet was recovered, the head of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said.
India tried its luck by asking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into the Cambridge Analytica breach, but we all know how that panned out.