Shared private information that was not included in the list of public profiles, including unique Facebook user ID numbers, user location information, job details, gender details and other details.
The leaked information was published at a criminal hacking forum and was obtained by Alon Gal of Hudson Rock Security, who shared the news on Twitter. The hacked website appears to be targeting approximately 533 million users in all "countries," including 32.3 million people in the US and 11.5 million in the UK Gal and noted that an anonymous hacker is building a Telegram bot that can't database - for a certain amount of certain phone numbers.
"These are old details that were previously reported in 2019," a Facebook company spokesman told CBS News. "We have resolved this issue by August 2019."
That argument is waterless, said Larry Dignan of ZDNet. "Phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names and birthdays are unlikely to change much. That data is long-lasting and long-lasting. It could be significant in cyber crime whether it was 2019 or 2010."
Violations of big data from social networks can also have lasting consequences. In 2012 and 2016, Russian criminals hacked LinkedIn, a social network, and sold the store's more than 100 million records. Although LinkedIn eventually caught up with security threats, the stolen database is still frequently used by criminals and hackers.
How can you find out if your data has been leaked
There are a few, if any, legal ways to extract this infringement of Facebook data for your records. While the complete data package is publicly available as 106 files to forum members, accessing and retrieving stolen data is often considered a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
With regard to the Telegram box designed to sell access to individual records within the Facebook leak, Dignan advised not to use the site to search for your records, as it may be illegal to access and use. Instead, you suggest monitoring your email for the crime of stealing sensitive information and signing in with a credit monitoring service.
You can register and search for your personal information on the website hosted by the National Assembly of the National Assembly following the data breach.
HaveIBeenPwned is one of the most popular websites following data breaches. Hosted by reputable security researcher Troy Hunt, the site allows users to officially search for billions of records by email addresses, phone numbers and other personal information.
To reduce future hacks, Dignan proposes to change passwords more often and allow dual authentication of email, social networking sites and banking sites. Password wallets such as LastPass and 1Password can safely help you manage different passwords and will also let you know if the password is weak, reusable or compromised.
"Over time, I think [everyone] should scrutinize what data they share with companies and reflect on the returns," advises Dignan. "Facebook often says that when you share your information, you get better identification and relevant information. But I don't think that argument diminishes."