Data from more than 500 million users The social networking site Facebook Appeared from prof Infusion 2019, Including addresses Email and phone numbers, Posted on the hacker forum, the magazine reported on Saturday Interested in the tradeTo confirm information from a cybercrime expert.
Chronicles 533 million Facebook accounts Just revealed for free, ” Alon Gall, technical director of Hudson Rock’s Cybercrime Agency, tweeted out loud ‘Absolute neglect’ from Facebook.
Leakage affects users 100 countries, Including more than 32 million internet users in the United States, 13 million in Mexico, about 11 in Spain, 8 in Brazil, the same number in Peru and about 7 million in Chile..
Interested in the trade It stated that it was able to verify that some of the leaked phone numbers were still owned by the owners of the affected Facebook accounts.
“This is old data” A Facebook spokesperson told AFP that the leak “was already reported in the media in 2019. We discovered this problem and fixed it in August 2019.”
This data includes the phone number, Full name and date of birth And for some accounts, the email address, according to Business Insider.
Malicious people “They will definitely use this information for fraud, piracy, and marketing.”A cybercrime expert said.
Gal said that from a security standpoint, there isn’t much Facebook can do to help users affected by the breach because their data is already exposed, but he added that Facebook should notify users so that they can follow what is possible Trolling Or defrauding your personal data.
“People who subscribe to a company like Facebook trust them with their data and Facebook is supposed to treat that data with great respect,” said Gal. “Leaking of users’ personal information is a major breach of trust and should be dealt with accordingly.”As he claimed.
This is not the first time that the data of millions of users of the main global social network has surfaced 2,800 million monthly users.
In 2018, a scandal was revealed Cambridge Analytica, A British company that seized the personal data of tens of millions of users The social networking site Facebook For political advertising purposes, it has tarnished the reputation of the social network on the subject of data privacy.
“Travel enthusiast. Alcohol lover. Friendly entrepreneur. Coffeeaholic. Award-winning writer.”