Massive leak of personal data on Facebook

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A blow to the Facebook campaign that tries to convince users that the steps Apple takes to protect their privacy are not beneficial to them (users) and that sharing their life, activities and friends on Facebook is not something. to worry about.

Facebook's campaign against Apple for its privacy protection suffered a serious setback with the loss of data from more than 533 million Facebook users.


Business Insider's Aaron Holmes writes:

A low-level hacker forum user posted the phone numbers and personal details of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free.


The data exposed includes personal information of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million registrations in the US, 11 million users in the UK and 6 million users in India. The data includes phone numbers, Facebook ID, first and last names, location, birthdays, bio and, in some cases, email addresses.

Although the data is a couple of years old, it is such a comprehensive profile that it can be used by cybercriminals to use these users' information and impersonate them, or extort money from them, or trick them into entering their passwords.



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