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Facebook data for 533 million users leaked in 2019 and hey, it’s still out there

Facebook data for 533 million users leaked in 2019 and hey, it's still out there

A two-year-old problem is coming back to haunt Facebook in 2021, and in the process serving as a reminder to users that personal data, once leaked, really is out there forever.

It started on Saturday when Alon Gal, co-founder and CTO of Hudson Rock, a “cybercrime intelligence” firm, took to Twitter with a thread detailing how “533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free.” That number includes more than 32 million U.S. users alone, and spans 106 countries in total.

Details include:

Phone number, Facebook ID, Full name, Location, Past Location, Birthdate, (Sometimes) Email Address, Account Creation Date, Relationship Status, Bio.

Bad actors will certainly use the information for social engineering, scamming, hacking and marketing.

— Alon Gal (Under the Breach) (@UnderTheBreach) April 3, 2021 Read more…

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