In the wake of their most recent hack, Facebook has been reportedly in search for cybersecurity aid, planning to purchase a cybersecurity firm in order to gain key security talent and to serve as a positive public relation move.
To recap, the hacking, which took place a month ago, resulted in access tokens stolen for more than 30 million accounts (pared down from an initial estimate of 50 million), which granted the complete access to the user profiles. Basic contact information such as name and either email or phone number for 14 million accounts, and additional data like gender, religion, location, device information, and the 15 most recent searches for another 15 million accounts.
Two anonymous sources say the company has approached multiple firms about a possible purchase and aims to close the deal by the end of the year. Presently there is no information on what type of security Facebook is looking to get.
Considering the numerous amounts of hacks Facebook experiences, there is a broad consensus amongst Facebook users that a solid security system should be set in place to protect users from having their data stolen.
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