NEW DELHI, Oct 2 - The Information and Technology Ministry has asked Facebook to provide an �update� on the impact on Indian users on account of the recent hacking incident where about 50 million accounts on the social media portal were affected, sources said.
According to senior IT officials, who did not wish to be named, Facebook has on Monday been verbally asked to update the government on the number of Indian users impacted by the recent attack. They added that Facebook officials have said they were analysing the issue and will revert in two days.
When contacted, Facebook declined to comment on the query.
Last week, Facebook had said hackers had exploited a vulnerability in its system, impacting up to 50 million accounts. The US-based firm did not disclose country-specific impact.
Facebook, which has over 200 million users in India, counts the country among its largest userbases globally.
Mark Zuckerberg, in a press call, had said the company�s engineering team, on September 25, found an attack affecting up to 50 million accounts on Facebook.
�The attackers exploited a vulnerability in the code of the �View As� feature which is a privacy feature that lets people see what their Facebook profile would look like to another person,� he added. � PTI