SECURITY BREACH: Facebook issues advice to users

Following the news that 50 million people's Facebook accounts have been hacked, here's the social media giant's advice on the next steps to take.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 7:23 pm
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 8:42 pm
Screen grab taken from Facebook of a warning message sent to users after the social network has said it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. P

- 90 million accounts have been automatically logged out, but no one needs to change their passwords.

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- If you are having difficulty logging back in - for example because of a forgotten password - you should visit Facebook's help centre.

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Screen grab taken from Facebook of a warning message sent to users after the social network has said it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. P

- If you have not been logged out automatically, but want to log out as a precaution, visit the "Security and Login" section which lists all the places you are logged in to Facebook.

- Use the one-click option to log out of Facebook on all PCs and devices you may have accessed it on.