On Saturday, April 3rd, a user from a hacking forum published the personal data from more than 500 million Facebook users. The hacked and published data were available at the forum for free and includes the telephone number, locations, bios, birthdates, and even email addresses.
According to what was analyzed, the data stolen is from users located in 106 different countries – including 32 million in the US, 11 million in the UK, 6 million in India, and around 3 million in Canada.
Alon Gal, the CTO of Hudson Rock, a very well-known cybercrime intelligence firm, was the first to discover the leak on Saturday. He first tweeted “All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free. This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.”
Later on the same day, Gal gave Business Insider an ...
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