>> Birth dates, employer information, and lists of friends. That's just some of the information Facebook admitted Friday was stolen from millions of users in the company's worst ever security breach. Hackers snatching name and contact information from 15 million users. But for another 14 million, the data was more personal, including information about where users went to school and where they work.
The massive breach exasperating concerns among users, lawmakers, and investors that the company is not doing enough to safeguard data, particularly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Reuters' Paresh Dave is on the story.>> This is alarming because online scammers could use the information that was stolen to launch really targeted phishing attacks or phishing calls on users, posing as Facebook or posing as a friend, posing as an employer, to get other login details and other important information out of users.
>> Facebook originally said in late September that the hack affected 50 million accounts. That number was reduced in Friday's announcement. In the blog post, it also said that it's cooperating with the FBI, but that it was asked by law enforcement not to discuss who may be behind the attack.
Facebook extended recent losses Friday, now trading 30% below its record high, set back in June.