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Facebook: Stolen Data Scraped from Platform in 2019


The flaw that caused the leak of personal data of more than 533 million users over the weekend no longer exists; however, the social media giant still faces an investigation by EU regulators.

The leak of personal data from more than 533 million Facebook users was scraped from their profiles by malicious actors because of a security flaw in the company’s platform prior to September 2019, the social media giant said Tuesday.

Threat actors posted that data to a public hacker forum over the weekend, once again raising privacy concerns and putting Facebook in the middle of controversy over its protection, or lack thereof, of user data. At the time it was suspected the data had been scraped due to a bug in the Add Friend feature that was discovered in 2019.

In an attempt to set the record straight, the company confirmed in a blog post Tuesday that ...


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