Facebook Data Hacked – 500 Million Accounts Leaked Online

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Facebook Data

500 million users of Facebook data have been found on an unknown website.

Including Over 32 million American users and 11 Million users from UK leaked data online.

According to Business Standards, “This is old data was previously reported on in 2019,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an email statement. “We found and fixed this issue in August 2019.”

What data have leaked online

  • Phone numbers
  • Name
  • Location
  • Facebook IDs
  • Birthdate
  • Email Address

This is another example of amount of the information gathering from Facebook data security. Previously In 2019, over 419 million Facebook users had been leaked. All the information available publicly on online Facebook server, that was not password protected.

Each database record contained a user’s unique Facebook ID and the phone number listed on the account. A user’s Facebook ID is typically a long, unique and public number associated with their account, which can be easily used to discern an account’s username.

And over 540 Million users was publicly exposed after unprotected data was discovered on unsecured Amazon server used by a Mexican Social media company.

In March 2019, Facebook Stored Passwords in Plain-Text Mistakenly. In between 200 to 600 million Facebook users might have account passwords stored in plain text.

How To secure your Facebook account?

Method 1

  • Open your Facebook account
  • Go to Settings
  • Click on Privacy
  • Set relevant fields to Friends or Only Me
  • Set “Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile” to NO or Deselect
  • It will help to protect your profile from advertisers or third parties companies.

Method 2

  • Don’t use your Facebook password similar to your any other account
  • Never share your password. Always Create Unique password
  • Change your password regularly.
  • Use Facebook extra security features like 2 Factor authentication
  • Log out Facebook when you use other computers
  • Do not use Public Wi-Fi
  • Do not click unknown link on your Computer or App
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