Mark Zuckerberg’s Details Leaked in Facebook Data Breach

Mark Zuckerberg’s Details Leaked in Facebook Data Breach

Posted April 7, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg’s Details Leaked in Facebook Data Breach

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s own personal information was among the details of 533 million Facebook users that leaked in a data breach, it has emerged.
  • Facebook has now confirmed that the leaked data was obtained not by a hack, but by scraping the platform prior to September 2019. The company now says that an exploit was found in its contact importer, but the “specific issue that allowed them to scrape this data in 2019 no longer exists.”
  • Facebook has not clarified exactly what personal information leaked about the 533 million users, and has only said that “the information did not include financial information, health information or passwords.”
  • Pundits investigating the data breach discovered that Zuckerberg is in fact a user of the encrypted messaging app Signal. Since WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, announced a number of changes to its privacy policy that would allow for more data sharing with its parent company, Signal has seen a surge in popularity, so it is interesting to see that the Facebook CEO himself is a user of the privacy-focused rival app.

– Hartley Charlton | April 7, 2021