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An insider source at Facebook says the company has hired an outside firm to review the data breach that hit the company in November.
The firm, Cybersecurity Research Partners, is working on a report to assess the scope of the data-breach, according to the Insider source, who spoke to Business Insider on condition of anonymity.
The company is still in the process of updating its privacy policies, according the Insider, but said it has not identified a specific breach.
“Facebook will be looking to evaluate all the information that has been disclosed and how it may have affected the security and stability of the Facebook platform and the community,” Facebook said in a statement to Business News.
“The goal of this review is to identify the risks and take appropriate action to address them.
Facebook does not believe the breach has had a material impact on the Facebook community.”
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment on the Insider’s report.
The insider source said Facebook is also taking steps to address the threat posed by a malicious actor that gained access to its internal network, and the company is “looking to develop new security protocols to protect against this risk.”
This article has been updated to clarify the scope and scope of Facebook’s breach.