533-million leaked Facebook accounts
users have been leaked online, reports Alon Gal CTO of
Hudson Rock. Details include Phone numbers, Facebook ID,
Full name, Location, Past Location, Birthdate, (Sometimes)
Email Address, Account Creation Date, Relationship Status, Bio.
According to Gal, “Bad actors will certainly use the information
for social engineering, scamming, hacking and marketing.”
While the full database was just recently leaked,
the information is from a hack in 2019.
“This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019.
We found and fixed this issue in August 2019,” said
Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois.
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Previously, the data was being sold via a Telegram bot that
let users query the database for a low fee. Now that it’s fully
out in the open, it’s more likely your data could be used maliciously