The big tech platform has been silent about the breach since January, and remains silent after the information was leaked today.
Today Facebook was shaken by the revelation that the personal information of more than 500 million users was leaked to the public. Buried in the reports is the fact that Facebook knew about this leak as early as January of this year, and did nothing to contain it.
Hackers published the personal information, including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and email addresses publicly on a hacker forum earlier today. Shockingly, Facebook – and the wider Internet – was made aware of this breach as early as January of this year, and the big tech platform seemingly did nothing to mitigate the damage.
Business Insider reported that “A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that the data was scraped due to a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019” and “he leaked data could provide valuable information to cybercriminals who use people’s personal information to impersonate them or scam them into handing over login credentials, according to Alon Gal, CTO of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, who first discovered the entire trough of leaked data online on Saturday.”
All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free.— Alon Gal (Under the Breach) (@UnderTheBreach) April 3, 2021
This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.
I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data. https://t.co/ysGCPZm5U3 pic.twitter.com/nM0Fu4GDY8
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