Meta, the WSJ: Hacker bribes, a group of employees sold access to profiles

Accounts compromised, unlocked or audited without users’ consent. Therefore, more than twenty employees of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg’s company that controls Facebook and Instagram, would have been fired or suspended. The news was conveyed by the Wall Street Journal according to which the expelled employees would also have accepted bribes from hackers to access the profiles.

Among the more than twenty employees cited by the WSJ were also security consultants who managed the Oops tools, which stands for Online Operations, used by employees to restore users’ access to their accounts in case of forgotten passwords or external intrusions. Its use has spiked in recent months, and Meta executives launched an internal investigation that uncovered the abuses.

“Individuals selling crime-related services are always targeting online platforms, including ours, and adapting their tactics in response to detection methods commonly used in the industry,” said Andy Stone, director of communications for Meta.CNBC warhead according to with Wired, which recalls how the investigation takes place in a “particularly difficult period for the company, which recently announced the first mass layoffs in its history”.

Source: IL Tempo