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Facebook cites scraping in 530-million-user data leak


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Facebook has attributed the leak of 533 million users' data, as reported by Insider on Tuesday, to a data collection vulnerability that it previously identified in 2019. The company said Wednesday that malicious actors exploited a Facebook feature released in 2019 by using a method of scraping -- an often automated process of netting unsecured public data -- to collect users phone numbers, locations, birthdates, full names and other personally identifiable information. 


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