Facebook Alerting Some Users Affected By Adobe Hack To Change Password


Facebook is taking some precautions after Adobe suffered a major security breach, and is notifying some users to change their password.

Adobe was hacked in early October, and last week a database leaked online which contained over 150 million user records.

According to Krebs on Security, Facebook was able to match up its user data with reportedly affected Adobe accounts.

For users who used the same login information for their Adobe account as they did on Facebook, the social network is displaying a simple prompt:


Users simply have to answer some basic security questions, and then change their password.

From spokesman Jay Nancarrow:

“We actively look for situations where the accounts of people who use Facebook could be at risk—even if the threat is external to our service. When we find these situations, we present messages like the one in the screenshot to help affected people secure their accounts.”

While it can be a nuisance, it is nice to see Facebook looking out for its users, and preventing accounts from being compromised.

Kokou Adzo

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