Private information of million users on social media platform being leaked.

Updated: Apr 6


Source: Hindustan Times; tech.

Facebook users should be alert to "social engineering attacks" by people.


Journalists reported they have been able to match known phone numbers to the details leaked.

A leaker claims that they're providing information on quite 500 million Facebook users - including phone numbers and other personal data for free. Business Insider was the first to report the news of the latest leak. An attempt by Reuters to succeed in the leaker over the messaging service Telegram was not an instantaneous success. The leaked data includes private details such as their phone numbers, full names, locations, email addresses, birthdays. The leak has taken out over 533 million Facebook account records of over 6 million users in India, 32 million in the US, and 11 million in the UK.

Reuters was not immediately ready to remove the knowledge, which is being offered for a couple of euros' worth of digital credit on a well-known site for low-level hackers, but Gal said on Saturday that he had verified the authenticity of a minimum of information by comparing it against phone numbers of individuals he knew.

HIGHLIGHTS.

•The divulged data appears to be a set of Facebook-linked telephone numbers.

•The information is being offered for a couple of euros' worth of digital credit.

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