Facebook Suffered Year-Long User Data Breach

Company's technicians fixed the problem 24 hours after it was discovered

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dislike buttonEver wonder how that person, who you didn’t want calls or texts from, got your number in the first place? Maybe it was Facebook.

The social networking company on Friday admitted it inadvertently exposed six million users’ phone numbers and email addresses to unauthorized viewers over the past year, Reuters reports.

Facebook blamed the information leak on a technical glitch in its archive of 1.1 billion users’ contact information. The glitch allowed Facebook users who downloaded contact data to their computers and smartphones to obtain information they were not supposed to have. The company says its technicians fixed the glitch 24 hours after it was discovered.