Facebook made Mark Zuckerberg into one of the most prominent billionaires in the world.
But lately his company’s value has been in free-fall mode.
Now he just gave a million more Facebook users a new reason to abandon his company.
In addition to endless censorship and dirty algorithm tricks, Facebook is apparently a hacker’s best friend.
The social media company has been struggling mightily since founder Mark Zuckerberg got a bit too big for his britches and decided to rename the company “Meta” which means “beyond.”
According to the market response, it seems Zuckerberg’s vision for a creepy immersive 3D world has been universally deemed to be “beyond stupid.”
Hackers have reportedly been having a heyday with user data
Now it turns out that while Zuckerberg and his buddies have been fooling around with next level virtual creepiness, hackers have been having a heyday with the platform that made Zuckerberg a high roller in the first place.
According to Bloomberg, information has leaked out that Meta will be informing a million users their usernames and passwords have been stolen.
That news comes after Facebook’s parent company discovered 400 malicious apps they say have been targeting users and stealing their private information.
Apparently, the company has been keeping the scandalous privacy breach under wraps since it’s already taken time to alert Apple and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, about the bad apps which have already been removed from their app stores.
The malware included apps posing at photo editors, games, health trackers, and even flashlight apps.
“There are many legitimate apps that offer the features listed above or that may ask you to sign in with Facebook in a safe and secure way,” People magazine quoted the company as saying. “Cybercriminals know how popular these types of apps are and use these themes to trick people and steal their accounts and information.”
Meta leans on “Data Abuse Bounty Program” in response
The company then provided users with a long list of conflicting advice including to check reviews of an app, but also mentioning that malware developers can create fake reviews.
The company then made a pitch to have people report sketchy apps to the company’s “Data Abuse Bounty Program.”
The fact that the company even has a department with that title is one more reason users are abandoning a platform where they’ve already lost the ability to share any real information without getting “fact checked” by some leftist bot.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.