What We Need to Learn from Facebook Cybersecurity Breaches


What we need to learn from Facebook Cyber security breaches- We’ve recently seen a massive Facebook cyber security breach. Over fifty million user accounts have been affected. Cambridge Analytica, a British analytics business, was implicated in the scandal by accessing data for these user accounts. Facebook is constantly being scrutinised for how it handles its users’ personal information. Many people are anxious, and they are looking for answers to their concerns about their security.

This was the first time the organisation had faced such a task in its 14-year history; it was both unique and challenging. It was claimed that by gaining access to user data, they were able to manipulate election outcomes, resulting in deaths in several countries. Mark Zuckerberg has been questioned by Congress multiple times about the safety of their social network’s members. Some lawmakers expressed their opinions, claiming that the government must intervene and take action to preserve the privacy and security of its citizens if no safeguards are in place to ensure the protection of its users.

Hacking Facebook gives direct access to other apps

Many other web applications rely on your Facebook account. Other apps allow Facebook users to get into their accounts using their Facebook credentials. If you have a Facebook account, you do not need to be verified. As a result, hacking a Facebook account poses a clear and serious threat to other apps. Fifty million accounts were hacked, exposing Spotify, Instagram, and hundreds of other applications.

Everyone is concerned about Facebook security. Its breach has the potential to affect all other online applications, as well as expose users’ private and confidential information.

Software bugs need to be closely monitored

Hackers exploited flaws that were intended to protect users’ privacy, but instead aided in hacking. The other flaw made it easier to upload birthday films, which hackers exploited to gain access to users’ personal information.

We must keep a tight eye on any faults in the systems to ensure that hackers do not gain access to any system or social network. We must additionally implement control measures to aid in the bug’s control. We don’t need to expose systems to risk by failing to provide controls that protect all sensitive components of the system.

Facebook, like any other social media platform, must be properly watched. Its information can be hacked and exploited by malicious persons to help them carry out their evil objectives. Its data can be utilised to vote or even to incorrectly trigger results. Anyone with access to Facebook accounts has the ability to harm numerous other sites and potentially bring significant change to them. As a result, we must be careful with social media networks, what we share online, who we accept friend requests from, and what we put on Facebook. We don’t have to give our phone numbers, email addresses, or even our current whereabouts. We never know who will put it to good use.

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Cybers Guards. Prior to that, She was responsible for leading its Cyber Security Practice and Cyber Security Operations Center, which provided managed security services.