To deal with the issue, Facebook reset some logins, so 90 million people have been logged out and will have to log in again. That includes anyone who has been subject to a “View As” lookup in the past year. Facebook says it doesn’t know who is behind the attacks or where they’re based…. but I am sure they probably know way more than they are sharing, since it is an open and ongoing investigation!
In a call with reporters on Friday, Zuckerberg said that the company doesn’t know yet if any of the accounts that were hacked were misused.
Facebook has more than 2 billion users worldwide. The company said people do not need to change their Facebook passwords, but anyone having trouble logging on should visit the site’s help center. Those who want to log out can visit the “Security and Login” section of their settings, which lists the places that people are logged into Facebook. It has a one-click option of logging out of all locations.
So if you were logged out of Facebook and had to log back in today, like I did, you now know why!