January 29, 2023

Meta Workers Hijacked User Accounts & Charged Bribes, Report Says | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ Theviraltime

Meta Workers Hijacked User Accounts & Charged Bribes, Report Says | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ



Meta disciplined or fired more than two dozen workers that it found allegedly misused an internal system to hijack users’ accounts. In some cases, Meta says the workers charged users bribes to regain access to their profiles, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents.

WSJ reporter Kirsten Grind joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how it happened.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/meta-employees-security-guards-fired-for-hijacking-user-accounts-11668697213?st=nxeecppzuro9mrj&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

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