Alan Gall, co-founder and CTO of cybersecurity intelligence company Hudson Rock, tweeted on Saturday that a user had published the personal information of 533 million or 53 million Facebook users in a low-level hacking forum. The database contains data from a total of 106 countries, including India. It has a population of about 6 million users in India. The hack was reported in January this year. It was being sold by Telegram Boat at the time. However, it is now reported that users’ data is open to the public. This database includes information such as users’ phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, location information, dates of birth, email addresses and even their bio.
All 533,000,000 Facebook records were leaked for free only.
This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is likely that the phone number used for the account was leaked.
– Alan Gall (under violation) (Under the Breach) April 3, 2021
Given to a Business Insider Statement Facebook says (translated) ‘This database is outdated and it was discontinued in 2019. [सिस्टम में आई] The problem was fixed. However, we should not forget that most users do not change their phone numbers, emails or a lot of personal information over the years. If this data falls into the hands of cyber criminals, the information of millions of users could be compromised.
In January The leak was previously reported by Alan Gall. Gall also shared some pictures via tweet, which can be seen in the statistics of the users included in this database. In addition, information about how many users from which countries are included in this database is also shared.