/ 06 April 2021

Facebook hack exposes deets of half a billion users

The phone numbers, locations, email addresses and other personal details of more than 533 million Facebook users have been published on a hacking forum. The leak was first discovered in January when someone tried to sell the list, reports say. Now, the records of users from 106 countries, including Australia, have been posted on the forum and can be accessed for free. Facebook said the breach was previously reported on in 2019 and fixed, but it’s not clear if the social media giant informed affected users. Meanwhile, experts said the post makes users data more accessible for cybercriminals who can scam users into handing over personal info. Tips on finding out if your data was exposed and how to protect yourself can be found here.

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