New York: Facebook data of more than 500 million users has been found A website for hackers has found details of more than five crore Facebook users.
The information may seem a few years old but it is just another example of the huge amount of information collected on Facebook and other social media sites and there are limitations to how secure this information is.
The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to the publication, it contains information from 106 countries, including phone number, Facebook ID, full name, location, date of birth and email address.
Facebook has been involved in data protection for years. In 2018, the social media giant has disabled a feature that allows users to search each other by phone number after accessing the data of 6 million Facebook users without their knowledge or consent.
In December 2019, a security researcher in Ukraine conducted a database search on the open Internet with 267 million Facebook usernames, phone numbers and unique user IDs. It is not clear whether the current data dump is related to this database.
“This is old information that was first published in 2012,” Menlo Park, a California-based company, said in a statement. We got this problem in August 2019 and fixed it. ”