Over 533 million Facebook users data leaked online

It includes phone numbers, full names, locations, birth dates, Facebook IDs, bio's, and in some cases, email addresses.

A user in a low level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online.

The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes phone numbers, full names, locations, birth dates, Facebook IDs, bio's, and in some cases, email addresses.

Now, the entire dataset has been posted on the hacking forum for free, making it widely available to anyone with rudimentary data skills.

Earlier, phone numbers of 533 million users were sold via a bot on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, which came from a Facebook vulnerability that was patched by the social network in 2019 .

From a security standpoint, there's not much Facebook can do to help users affected by the breach since their data is already out in the open — but he added that Facebook could notify users so they could remain vigilant for possible phishing schemes or fraud using their personal data.
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