Data from 500 million Facebook users found on hacker website

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Details of over 500 million Facebook users Available on a hacker website.

The information seems to be many years old, but this is just another example of the vast amount of data that Facebook and other social networks have gathered. Limit how secure that information is.

Business Insider was the first lettuce to report the availability of that data. According to the publication, The dataset covers 106 countries, including phone numbers and Facebook identities., Full names, locations, dates of birth, email addresses.

For years, Facebook has tried to fix data security issues. The social media giant has disabled in 2018 a feature that allows users to search for others by phone number following the revelation that it is a political service organization. Cambridge Analytics had data from 87 million Facebook users Without the consent or knowledge of those people.

In December 2019, a Ukrainian security investigator reported the discovery of a database of names, phone numbers, and identities. Open Internet has more than 267 million Facebook users – almost all over the United States. It is not known whether the current compiled data is related to this database.

“This is old information reported before 2019.”California-based Menlo Park said in a statement. “We found and resolved this issue in August 2019.”

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