Facebook has finally shared an update on the massive hack that affected millions of accounts.
Of the 50 million thought to be "directly affected," Facebook now says that only 30 million accounts were impacted and 29 million had personal data scraped.
"For 15 million people, attackers accessed two sets of information – name and contact details (phone number, email, or both, depending on what people had on their profiles). For 14 million people, the attackers accessed the same two sets of information, as well as other details people had on their profiles. This included username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches. For 1 million people, the attackers did not access any information."
Facebook also confirmed that it will notify those affected by the hack in the "coming days," with a notice that will appear at the top of News Feeds. People can also check whether or not they were affected by clicking this link: