User data leaked from 533 million Facebook accounts
The data more than 500 million users From Facebook arising from a 2019 leak, were posted on a hacker forum, assured the magazine ‘Business Insider’.
Inside the leaked data there is phone number, full name, date of birth and, for some accounts and email address.
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Business Insider also stated that it was able to verify that some leaked phone numbers still belonged to the owners of the affected Facebook accounts.
The media thus confirmed what an expert in cybercrimes had assured on the social network Twitter, this Saturday, April 3.
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“Records of 533 million accounts of Facebook have just been revealed for free“wrote Alon Gal, technical director of the Hudson Rock cybercrime agency and who criticized the” utter negligence “of Facebook.
” Cybercriminals will likely use this information for scams, hacking and marketingGal added.
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In a conversation with the ‘AFP’ news agency, a Facebook spokesperson commented that “This is old data, the leak of which had already been reported in the media in 2019. We found and repaired this problem in August 2019“.
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This is not the first time that data from millions of users of the world’s leading social network, which has almost 2.8 billion monthly users, has been put online.
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Revealed in 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a British firm that captured the personal data of tens of millions of users of
Facebook, for political propaganda purposes, had tarnished the reputation of the social network on the issue of data privacy.
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