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    Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked

    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.

    The exposed data includes the 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 their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and, in some cases, email addresses.

    Insider reviewed a sample of the leaked data and verified several records by matching known Facebook users' phone numbers with the IDs listed in the data set. We also verified records by testing email addresses from the data set in Facebook's password-reset feature, which can be used to partially reveal a user's phone number.
    Stolen Data of 533 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online

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    Well, ain't that just peachy. Not really surprising.


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    Strange but the other day a prompt came up (facebook) asking to verify my phone number. I didn't answer it and "x-ed" it out.

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    Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database, and does not currently have plans to do so, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

    Business Insider reported last week that phone numbers and other details from user profiles were available in a public database. Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday that "malicious actors" had obtained the data prior to September 2019 by "scraping" profiles using a vulnerability in the platform's tool for synching contacts.
    Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak | Reuters

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    You can check here to see if your details were hacked. Just put in your email or phone#.

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    You can check here to see if your details were hacked. Just put in your email or phone#.

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    10 found on my email. That explains some of the weird emails I've been getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    10 found on my email. That explains some of the weird emails I've been getting.
    Ouch!

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    I have one on an email addy.

    What do I do with that info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    I have one on an email addy.

    What do I do with that info?
    The risk is email/password combinations. Many use the same combination over many sites so let's say someone has your email/password combo from facebook and they try it on banking sites, maybe they get into your account.

    The idea would be to change passwords on a fairly frequent basis and use different passwords on different sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    The risk is email/password combinations. Many use the same combination over many sites so let's say someone has your email/password combo from facebook and they try it on banking sites, maybe they get into your account.

    The idea would be to change passwords on a fairly frequent basis and use different passwords on different sites.
    Ahh... thanks!

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