Facebook said they looked into the leaked data from adobe and found many of users using the same username and password combination for both Facebook and adobe. we have been looking in big data leaks from time to time for safety of our users, the company said.
At the time of changing the password or while logging many users were able to similar messages, and were asked to answer few security questions and finally to change their password.
‘We actively look for situations where the accounts of people who use Facebook could be at risk—even if the threat is external to our service,’ said Nancarrow, ‘When we find these situations, we present messages like the one in the screenshot to help affected people secure their accounts.’ he added further.
In the month of October this year, Adobe said more than 3 millions users were compromised by the data breach, in which encrypted credit card details, username and passwords were stolen. Although Adobe mentioned 3 millions users to be compromised but experts believe that more than 150 million adobe users were impacted by the attack.
Moreover many other Companies/brands did find the same username and password combination used by their users and have also informed their users to reset their password.
we to will suggest our readers to change their password if they used the same one for adobe.