Facebook revealed Wednesday that "malicious actors" had scraped the personal data of most of its users by using a search feature to find their profile pages.
The company also revealed that the Cambridge Analytica data leak was potentially much bigger than first estimated; the data firm may have gotten access to the data on up to 87 million users.
The revelations come as the company is still reeling from and responding to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Meanwhile, up to 87 million users may have been affected by the leak of personal information to Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica — a number that was much bigger than previous estimates.
Facebook has been reeling since a whistleblower disclosed that Cambridge Analytica, which assisted President Trump's election campaign, gleaned data on millions of Facebook users through an app written by a university researcher.
The initial estimates were that the app gathered data on some 50 million Facebook users.
Facebook will be rolling out a new feature on Monday that will inform users who were affected by the data leak. »