Facebook, the data of 533 million users were put on the web for free

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The phone numbers and other personal information of 533 million Facebook users were leaked for free on a popular hacker forum. Italy is the third most affected nation with over 35 million users involved. The data in question began to peep into the hacking community last June, when one member began selling it to other members. The information may include, in addition to the phone number, also: Facebook ID, name, gender, location, sentimental status, occupation, date of birth and email addresses. The package also includes the phone numbers (probably no longer active) of Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz, one of the founders of the social network.

According to the BleepingComputer website, almost all users have a phone number, Facebook ID, name and gender associated with them. The package was stolen in 2019, as confirmed by Facebook, exploiting a vulnerability now fixed in the “Add a friend” function. It…

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