Facebook’s 53 million users’ phone numbers and other personal information online list

In January this year, personal information of Facebook users was allegedly being sold, which included many other personal information including their phone number. Telegram bots were used to sell this data. The hacked database contained information on 533 million users. It also included data from over 6 lakh Indian users. Now the co-founder of a cybercrime intelligence firm claims that the information in this database has been made public in a low-level hacking forum. This time, this information is not being sold, rather it has been made openly available.

Alon Gal, co-founder and CTO of cybercrime intelligence company Hudson Rock, tweeted on Saturday that a user has published personal information of 533 million or 53 million Facebook users in a low-level hacking forum. This database contains data from a total of 106 countries, including India. It has data of about 6 million users in India. Please tell that the news of this database being hacked was revealed in January this year. At that time it was being sold through Telegram Bot. However, it is now reported that the data of users is openly public for free. This database contains information such as users’ phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, location information, dates of birth, e-mail addresses and even their bio.

In a statement to Business Insider, Facebook says (translated) ‘This database is old and scraped it in 2019. [सिस्टम में आई] The problem was fixed. However, we should not forget that most users do not change their phone numbers, e-mails or many personal information for years. If this data falls in the hands of cybercriminals, the information of crores of users can be in danger.

In January, the leak of this database was also first reported by Alon Gal. Gal has also shared some pictures via tweet, in which information of the data of the users included in this database can be seen. Apart from this, the information of how many users from which country is included in this database has also been shared.

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