Facebook Sees 600,000 Compromised Logins Per Day [Tech Crunch]
Facebook is set to release a new feature to allow users to designate friends who can facilitate unlocking that user's compromised Facebook account. Typically, when a Facebook account is hacked, a user's email account is also hacked, leaving that user unable to send a password reset to their email account. Calling the new feature, Trusted Friends, Facebook will soon allow users to allow 3-5 designated friends to unlock a compromised account.
In the context of announcing this feature, Facebook revealed that of the 1 billion logins to the site each day, some 600,000 come from hackers accessing other users accounts. Even though that's only 0.06 percent of all activity on the site, it demonstrates there is a significant amount of hacker activity with regard to Facebook accounts.