Facebook data of more than 500 mn users leaked


Details from more than 500 mn Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook.


According to the news report, it has information from 106 countries including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, and email addresses.


Facebook has been grappling with data security issues for years. In 2018, the social media giant disabled a feature that allowed users to search for one another via phone number following revelations that the political firm Cambridge Analytica had accessed information on up to 87 mn Facebook users without their knowledge or consent.

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