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Turkey fines Facebook for 2018 API error

FacebookTurkey's Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) imposed a fine on Facebook for an API error, which could expose the personal data of 300.000 Turkish users.

The amount to pay for Facebook is $ 270.000. This is a security issue that Facebook revealed itself in December of 2018.

Η platform social networking company had announced an error in the Photo API, which could expose 6,8 photos of millions of users that were not published by the users themselves.

The error was reported in the Facebook code from September 13 to September 25 2018. However, the platform stated that there was no evidence that user photos were violated.

Despite Facebook's statement, the Turkish authorities have decided to give him a fine for two reasons. The first reason is the delay in correcting the error and the second reason is that the company did not immediately notify the Data Protection Authority about the incident and the consequences this issue might have security to Turkish users.

Turkey is also investigating the data breach case in September of 2018

Facebook has re-confronted the Turkish authorities. In September of 2018, some hackers took advantage of three platform errors and stolen 30 personal data from millions of users. Turkey is also investigating this case.

In March, Facebook had submitted an extensive 30 page report explaining the incident in September. But the case has not yet expired and the Turkish authorities are still investigating.

Facebook has faced many such issues in the last year. Some time ago, he was accused of storing millions of Facebook and Instagram passwords in plain text.

Turkey is also investigating incidents of violation in microsoft

Last month, the microsoft said some hackers violated their systems so they can view information from user accounts, such as email addresses, folder names, the "subject" of emails and email contents.

The Turkish authorities believe that this incident may have also affected Turkish users.

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