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Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code


Re: Data Slurping Company's Data Gets Slurped


"50m is only 0.0022421524663677% of 2.23bn so [...]"

5.7e7/2.23e9 = 0.02242152466367713

0.02242152466367713 = 2.242152466367713%

And the detection wasn't based on sequential accesses; we don't know in what order, if any, the accounts were accessed. The thing that tipped them off was the quantity of accesses, so the perpetrators could have gotten more data by slowing it down, potentially evading facebook security forever.

Also, the people didn't break in with the intention of taking facebook down. They wanted the data, and they got it. We don't yet know what they're going to do with it, but the results were intended to be and will be problematic for the users, not facebook.

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