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Meta Reportedly Fires Dozens of Employees for Hijacking Users’ Facebook and Instagram Accounts

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Nov
2022
Meta Reportedly Fires Dozens of Employees for Hijacking Users’ Facebook and Instagram Accounts

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Meta Platforms is said to have fired or disciplined over two dozen employees and contractors over the past year for allegedly compromising and taking over user accounts, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Some of these cases involved bribery, the publication said, citing sources and documents.

Included among those fired were contractors who worked as security guards at the social media firm’s facilities and were given access to an internal tool that allowed employees to help “users they know” gain access to accounts after forgetting their passwords, or had their accounts locked out.

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