The leaked information includes users’ phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, locations, dates of birth and emails, and the information is available online, the report said.
Facebook is a popular social media platform and is used by millions of people worldwide. However, Facebook users have been reported to have leaked data several times. Now a report has claimed that the personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users has been leaked. The leaked data contains a lot of personal information, including the user’s email address and phone number. On the other hand, Facebook has made it clear that this is an old report.
This information includes leaked information
According to a media report and a cyber expert, the information that has been leaked to Facebook users contains a lot of personal information. In fact, Alan Gaul, chief technology officer at the Hudson Rock Cybercrime Intelligence firm, said in a tweet that the personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users had been leaked. According to Business Insider, the leaked information includes users’ phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, locations, dates of birth and emails, and this information is available online.
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All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked.
This means that if you have a Facebook account, the phone number used for the account is likely to be leaked.
I have yet to see Facebook admitting this perfect negligence about your data. https://t.co/ysGCPZm5U3 pic.twitter.com/nM0Fu4GDY8
– Alan Gall (under Violation) (@WonderBreech) April 3, 2021
Includes data on 6 million Indian users
Business Insider reports that of the 53 million Facebook users whose data has been leaked, there are users from 106 countries. Hackers have published data of users in these 106 countries online. It also includes data on 6 million users in India. Also, there are 32 million US users and 11 million UK users.
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Facebook has explained this
When Facebook was buzzing about the issue, a spokesman for the company clarified it, calling it an old report. The spokesman said it was an old report, which the agency received in August 2019. The company also corrected it shortly after receiving the information.
Data has been leaked before
Let us know that this is not the first case of data leak of Facebook users. Even before this, the data of Facebook users has been leaked. In 2016, Cambridge Analytica, a UK company, was accused of stealing .6.62 million Facebook data of Indian users. There was a lot of controversy and the CBI has also filed a case against Cambridge Analytica.