Massive Facebook data breach leaks info on millions of users
Posted April 5, 2021
- Around 533 million Facebook users are thought to have been affected by the data breach, with phone numbers, Facebook ID, full name, location, past location, birthdate, email address, account creation date, relationship status, and personal bios all available.
- The data could be a couple of years old and could have been extracted using the bug that Facebook said it fixed back in 2019 – before being first made available online back in January.
- Users should remain careful of “social engineering attacks” as hackers may try to access Facebook accounts using the information obtained through this fresh dump of data.
– Mike Moore, Jitendra Soni | April 5, 2021