Home स्मार्टफोन Biggest data leak ever! Facebook data like phone numbers and other personal...

Biggest data leak ever! Facebook data like phone numbers and other personal details of more than 500 mn accounts found online


In what may be termed as the biggest data leak, the sensitive and personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users was published online by a user in a low-level hacking forum. The leaked data includes private details such as phone numbers, full names, locations, email addresses, birthdays, and bios.

The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is.

The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to that publication, it has information from 106 countries including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, and email addresses.

Facebook has been grappling with data security issues for years. In 2018, the social media giant disabled a feature that allowed users to search for one another via phone number following revelations that the political firm Cambridge Analytica had accessed information on up to 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge or consent.

In December 2019, a Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users nearly all US-based on the open internet. It is unclear if the current data dump is related to this database.

“This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019,” the Menlo Park, California-based company said in a statement. “We found and fixed this issue in August 2019.”

 

Live TV

#mute





Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Twitter may launch Blue premium service offering ‘undo Tweet’ option, check price and other features

It’s no secret that Twitter has been working on its paid subscription service. On many occasions, several media reports have cited tech researchers...

Amazon ने फ्री वीडियो सर्विस Mini TV लॉन्च किया, जानें प्राइम वीडियो से कैसे है यह अलग

<p style="text-align: justify;">दिग्गज ई- कॉमर्स कंपनी अमेजन ने भारत में यूजर्स के के लिए अपने शॉपिंग ऐप पर एक 'मिनी टीवी' ( miniTV)...

जानिए, WhatsApp की नई प्राइवेसी पॉलिसी एक्सेप्ट नहीं करने पर यह कैसे डमी ऐप में बदल जाएगा 

WhatsApp  यूजर्स कुछ समय पहले तक 15 मई से अकाउंट बंद होने का भय था लेकिन किसी का...

Still looking for a COVID-19 vaccine shot? Know how to register on Co-Win

New Delhi: India’s third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive is in full swing. In this phase, citizens aged between 18 to 44...

Recent Comments