Due to a data breach at Facebook have had hundreds of Apps in September for several days to far-reaching access to photos of several million members of the Online network.
also, images that users upload on Facebook servers, but have not posted, as Facebook announced. In addition, photos from the trading platform Marketplace, as well as the Facebook Stories, where users images and Videos for a day for your friends can post were affected. The Apps have been allowed to have gifts in accordance with the issued free actually only have access to the images, the users had shared in their Timeline.
The gap I have from the 13. up to the age of 25. September passed, said Facebook. According to current estimates, up to 6.8 million of a total of more than two billion users could be affected. Access to the photos could have had up to 1500 Apps from 876 developers.
the prerequisite for this was that users logged in to the Apps about the Facebook-Log-in and access to the Timeline-pictures have been granted. The concerned Facebook members are now to be informed.
Among the Affected users from the European Union, are explained to Facebook, without mentioning Figures. The Online network makes no claims as to when the gap was discovered. The authorities, however, were in accordance with the EU data protection basic regulation, within the deadline informed, a spokesman said. The DSGVO requires, to report incidents with personal data within 72 hours to the authorities. In the event of violations with high penalties can be imposed.
For the uploaded, but not shared photos, it could be, for example, copies of images, in which the user had not completed the contribution due to any reasons, explained Facebook. The Online network, save a copy for later.