A large amount of personal information of Facebook users has been leaked to the internet on April, 3rd due to a cyber attack. Someone has accessed Facebook’s databases and distributed users’ personal data over the Internet for free. The data he hacked and distributed in this way included data from more than 533 million Facebook users in 106 countries.
Alon Gal, the head of the cybercrime intelligence unit, was the first to reveal this data breach. He says a company like Facebook should be even more concerned about its users’ data and privacy.
All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free.— Alon Gal (Under the Breach) (@UnderTheBreach) April 3, 2021
This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.
I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data. https://t.co/ysGCPZm5U3 pic.twitter.com/nM0Fu4GDY8
User’s full name, email, phone number, place of birth, and Facebook ID has leaked in this Facebook data breach. There were 32 million data from the USA, 11 million data from the UK, and 06 million from India among them.
In 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2018, Facebook faced issues related to data misusing.
Is your account among the 533 million Facebook accounts?
You can simply check your privacy status in the Facebook data breach. To do that you need to follow these easy steps.
- Visit Firefox Monitor website.
- Enter the email that you provided for Facebook registration.
Using Firefox Monitor, you have ability to check the privacy level of your various accounts created on the Internet. If there is any trouble, they will inform you about that immediately.
How to protect from a data breach?
- Always use a strong password.
- Do not use the same password format for all accounts created on the internet.
- Always try to enable two-factor authentication.
- Do not use the same password for long periods of time.