Facebook leaked the data of 533 million users around the world
- Tram Ho
AFP news agency quoted information from cybersecurity expert and international media said the personal data of 533 million Facebook users was posted on a hacker forum “online.
This information can be used in frauds, cyber attacks or marketing.
AFP quoted expert Alon Gal, co-founder of Hudson Rock, a cyber crime intelligence company based in Israel, stating: “All 533 million Facebook profiles have just leaked for free. .. I still haven’t seen Facebook admit to this absolute carelessness of your data. ”
According to Mr. Gal, the leaked data included Facebook login name, phone number, full name, location, date of birth, email address, biographical information and other information.
“Bad guys are sure to use this information for fraud, cyber attacks, and marketing,” he said.
According to this expert, the leaked data has been circulating online since January 2021.
The incident is believed to have affected more than 32 million users in the US, nearly 20 million in France, 11.5 million in the UK and 10 million in Russia.
For his part, Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois acknowledged the data leak but explained: “This is old data that was previously reported in 2019. We have discovered and fixed this issue. in August 2019 “.
Source : Genk