• Facebook data of over half a billion users leaked. How to check if you were affected?

    2 days ago - By Pocketnow

    So, the data of over half a billion Facebook users was leaked and recently found floating around the internet. No, I'm not talking about hidden hacker forums or the dark web. I'm talking about that massive treasure trove of identifiable user data being dumped on publicly accessible platforms. For FREE. And at one point, it was being sold on Telegram too. Now, the number of affected users stands at over 530 million. So, were you among the unlucky ones whose data was leaked?
    Well, the chances of that happening are high. As per a Statista , Facebook had roughly 2.8 billion monthly active...
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  • What you need to know about the Facebook data leak

    What you need to know about the Facebook data leak

    2 days ago - By Technology Review

    The news: The personal data of 533 million Facebook users in more than 106 countries was found to be freely available online last weekend. The data trove, uncovered by security researcher Alon Gal , includes phone numbers, email addresses, hometowns, full names, and birth dates. Initially, Facebook claimed that the data leak was previously reported on in 2019 and that it had patched the vulnerability that caused it that August. But in fact, it appears that Facebook did not properly disclose the breach at the time. The company finally acknowledged it on Tuesday, April 6, in a blog post by...
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