Facebook quiz app may have exposed personal data of 120 million users
Quiz apps on Facebook may have leaked the personal information of 120 million users who played quiz games.
A security researcher who goes by the handle Inti De Ceukelaire elaborated on how he discovered the leak through a statement uploaded on Medium, as reported by TechCrunch.
De Ceukelaire claimed he took part in the Facebook data abuse bounty program, which launched on April 10. He then started looking at third-party apps, which his Facebook friends used, and noted that quizzes were among the most popular.
De Ceukelaire estimated people’s data had been publicly exposed since at least the end of 2016. He then reported his findings to Facebook on April 22 this year.
Meanwhile, De Ceukelaire’s correspondence with NameTests.com revealed no evidence of third-party abuse, which means the users may have kept their privacy until the vulnerability’s discovery. The company also claimed to have implemented more bug tests to help prevent future issues such as what De Ceukelaire found. Alfred Bayle /ra
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