The leaked data affects users in more than 100 countries, including information about approximately 32 million user records in the United States, more than 10.8 million users in Spain, 11 million users in the United Kingdom, and 6 million users in India. .
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS). -In a new leak reported by a professional security company this Saturday, Facebook confirmed that the old personal data of more than 530 million accounts illegally obtained in 2019 appeared again on the Internet.
According to Bloomberg, he said in a company statement: “This is the old data reported in 2019.” He added: “We discovered and fixed this vulnerability in August of that year.”
Hudson Rock, a company that specializes in cybercrime, condemned this Saturday for leaking more than 530 million Facebook accounts by suspected users of a hacker forum, which contained personal information and phone numbers of its users.
The leaked data affects users in more than 100 countries, including information about approximately 32 million user records in the United States, more than 10.8 million users in Spain, 11 million users in the United Kingdom, and 6 million users in India. , Which contains name, phone number, Facebook identifier, date of birth, biography, and in some cases email address.
The Business Indiser website is able to view samples of leaked data and verify various records provided under the supervision of Hudson Rock’s chief technology officer (Alon Gal).
“Such a large database, which contains private information, such as the phone numbers of many Facebook users, will definitely lead to bad actors using this data for social engineering attacks or hacking attacks.” Gal explained.
Facebook has not yet commented on Gal’s discovery. The discovery was the first leak in January, when users on the same hacker forum announced an automated program that could provide phone numbers to hundreds of millions of Facebook users in exchange for prices. The motherboard website reported the existence of the program at the time and verified whether the data was legal.
Now, according to Business Insider, the entire data set has been posted to hacker forums for free, making it widely available to anyone with basic data knowledge.