U.S. company Meta has discovered the likely leak of personal data of at least one million users of the social network Facebook, Axios reports.
Meta's security team released a report detailing how more than 400 mobile apps posed as innocuous tools, such as photo editors, to get people to share their Facebook login credentials, the article said.
As a result, Facebook users gave the malicious mobile apps all the data they needed to log in. Now attackers are able to hack and steal user accounts, stated in Meta.
According to the document, the source of the threat were more than 400 mobile applications, of which 355 were available for downloading on smartphones with Android mobile OS, another 47 were offered for downloading on iOS, that is, smartphones iPhone.
Users were offered authorization with login and password from Facebook, after which the data ended up in the hands of attackers, concluded Meta.