As per Facebook, one of the extensions used closely-monitored users' activity, collected the details and messages, and sent the information to hackers.
Facebook is back in the limelight with another alleged data breach, and this time users' personal messages shared on the platform are claimed to have been compromised. Cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows investigated the claim, and found that more than 81,000 accounts put online as a sample contained private messages.
"We have contacted browser makers to ensure that known malicious extensions are no longer available to download in their stores and to share information that could help identify additional extensions that may be related", Facebook's vice president of product manager, Guy Rosen, said in a statement. Numerous affected users hail from Ukraine and Russian Federation, but there is evidence of users in the UK, US, and Brazil also being affected.
The BBC says it contacted 5 users (from Moscow, Belgorod and Perm) affected by the breach, who all confirmed that the texts available online were indeed their private Facebook messages.
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. But as you'd expect, there are also more sensitive discussions, including "intimate correspondence between two lovers", as the BBC describes it.
Specifically, personal shopping assistants, task-specific applications, and even game extension were reported as the reason why hackers were able to infiltrate the victim's social media account.
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. On multiple occasions, it contacted local authorities to get the site brokering stolen information taken down.
And when asked whether the leaks were linked to the Russian state or to the Internet Research Agency - a group of hackers linked to the Kremlin - he replied: "No".
But Notre Dame's placement behind LSU is a bit concerning because it reflects a slight lack of respect from the committee. But there are some deserving teams like Utah State (and another team we'll get to) that should have been in the top 25.
Mentioning Shah Rukh's presence at the KIFF she wrote, "Keep entertaining us with your films and achieve all the success in life". Shah Rukh plays the role of a vertically-challenged person in the film, which is set to be released on December 21.
Ashe features in the Reunion short, and a page on the official Overwatch website gives more details about the latest hero . She was first shown in a fun cinematic taking place at Route 66, where we also met her partner and ultimate ability Bob.
The team says the game is only coming to iOS and Android for now, and it's doubling down on the choice to keep this game mobile. The release date for Warcraft 3 Reforged has been set for 2019, so fans won't be waiting long for the new 4K experience.
From his perch outside politics, Merz has repeatedly criticized Merkel's policies and remains popular in parts of the CDU. Who could replace her? The AfD party has representatives in all 16 states in Germany.
The application does not have offline support, however, according to a user who shared their experience on Reddit . This was attributed to Spotify's new family and student plans, which brings in more users, but not for more fees.
The company said it produced about 4,300 Model 3s a week, excluding planned shutdowns, and 5,300 in the final week of the quarter. Tesla said that none of the government agencies within the current probes have found any wrongdoing.
This solar encounter encompasses the first perihelion of the mission, the point at which Parker Solar Probe is closest to the Sun. NASA said, while tweeting the achievement of Parker Probe, "We have reached the closest to touch the sun".
If there's additional concern, their biometric data will be taken, and be handed off to a human agent who will assess the case. For those who pass the test, they'll receive a QR code that will let them pass through.
In the United States , only the 128GB and 256GB models are available for preorder, priced at $1,318 and $1,469, respectively. It's unclear whether this folding smartphone will enjoy a worldwide launch, or be limited to China .
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San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey has died
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India record highest number of Internet shutdowns in the world
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GM offers buyouts to 18,000 employees
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