Pinterest, Spotify top the apps most affected by the Facebook breach

2 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts, News
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Last week's Facebook ($NASDAQ:FB) data breach affected a reported 50 million users who had their login tokens hacked. Login tokens allow users to access third-party apps using their Facebook credentials, so anyone who hijacked these credentials — as they did in this breach — could access users' accounts on other services.

But what are those third-party apps? We track the most-used apps that use Facebook login tokens, and for the month of September, Pinterest ($PINTEREST) topped that list, followed by Spotify ($NYSE:SPOT). Other notable apps in the top-20 include Tinder, YouTube, Airbnb, and Uber.

The following table shows the top-20 apps accessed via Facebook login token last month (subscribers can get the full list here).

Name

Monthly Active Users Rank

Pinterest

2

Spotify

3

Candy Crush Saga

4

Tinder

5

TripAdvisor

8

Wish

11

YouTube

14

Airbnb

15

Candy Crush Soda Saga

21

Texas HoldEm Poker

25

Yelp

27

Farm Heroes Saga

33

PlayStation™ Network

43

GoFundMe

62

Etsy

65

letgo

69

Pet Rescue Saga

73

Uber

78

Zomato

81

Bumble

81

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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