Facebook hack the work of spammers, not foreign adversary

The Facebook hack may be the work of spammers, not a nation-state affiliated group, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that, according to anonymous sources familiar with Facebook Inc.’s internal investigation, the hack of 30 million users was the work of spammers, not a nation-state as previously assumed.

Facebook has been investigating the hack since it discovered the incident in late September and is working with the FBI on the criminal portion of the investigation. The social media giant last week found that the attack affected 30 million user accounts, which is 20 million less than the original estimate.

Read more about this developing story on TechTarget.