Tag Archives: Data Breaches

Facebook responds to prior data scraping of 530 million user accounts

Facebook has released a response to recent reports of 530 million user accounts made publicly available in an unsecured database.   Facebook states that their systems were not hacked, but user data was scraped from its platform prior to September 2019.  Facebook also states that the issue was corrected at that time and should not happen again.

Update: Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta in October of 2021.

Microsoft releases urgent Exchange Server security updates

Microsoft released several urgent security updates for Exchange Server based on cyber attacks believed to be from HAFNIUM and other groups starting March 2, 2021.    This includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010, but not Exchange Online.  Microsoft recommends installation of security updates and running tests to see if Exchange servers have already been compromised.

The U.S. Justice Department has also executed a court-authorized operation to copy and remove malicious web shells from hundreds of vulnerable computers in the United States in relation to this security issue.   The FBI will attempting to provide notice of the court-authorized operation to all owners or operators of these computers.