Facebook users – Data of 533 million Facebook users, including names, phone numbers, addresses, and others, have been leaked on the dark web and accessed for free. Hacking personal data on social media is no longer a new thing. Almost all social media have become targets of cybercrime. Where the personal data of its users is the most targeted target.
Facebook is one of the social media that is already familiar with this case. They have recently reportedly broken again, and more than 500 thousand users’ data appeared on the dark web. This was revealed by one of the security researchers named Alon Gal. In the latest findings, he tracked about 533 million users of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media that had leaked on the dark web.
Interestingly, Gal said that anyone could access the data for free. The leaked data includes the user’s phone number, date of birth, email address, and location, as reported by the Engadget page (5/4).
According to Gal, most of the leaked data were users from the US. He said about 32 million of them were data from US users, 11 million were from the UK, and 6 million from India. The rest are scattered in 103 other countries.
Worse, this has been happening since last January. The intruders reportedly exploited a vulnerability that Facebook fixed in August 2019 and allegedly included information before the fix.
This puts users who create accounts in 2019 and older at risk of being exposed. However, for those who made accounts above 2019, then the account is safe. Unfortunately, until now, Facebook has not provided an official statement regarding the data leak that has befallen their social media.