Mark Zuckerberg’s Data Was Leaked In The Latest Facebook Data Leak
You may have heard the disturbing news this weekend that more than 500 million Facebook users had their personal information leaked in a Facebook data breach, with the information posted online to a hacker site. Information leaked and posted included users’ name, location, birthday, email, phone number, and relationship status.
Regarding the #FacebookLeak, of the 533M people in the leak – the irony is that Mark Zuckerberg is regrettably included in the leak as well.Best Newsletter Ever!
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— Dave Walker (@Daviey) April 3, 2021
But you know what else was posted? Mark Zuckerberg’s name, location, birthday, email, phone number, and relationship status.
Good call. He is. pic.twitter.com/X4bn0Xh96P
— Dave Walker (@Daviey) April 4, 2021
“In early 2020 a vulnerability that enabled seeing the phone number linked to every Facebook account was exploited, creating a database containing the information 533m users across all countries,” engineer Alon Gal wrote on Twitter. “It was severely under-reported and today the database became much more worrisome.”
All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free.
This means that if you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked.
— Alon Gal (Under the Breach) (@UnderTheBreach) April 3, 2021
“Few days ago a user created a Telegram bot allowing users to query the database for a low fee, enabling people to find the phone numbers linked to a very large portion of Facebook accounts,” he added. “This obviously has a huge impact on privacy.”
It’s easy to become a bit immune to Facebook scandals – there’s so many of them! – but Facebook’s comms admitting they knew of this latest breach – of 533 million people – almost 2 years ago *but did not inform users* is pretty breathtaking https://t.co/eLBqE1a3cK
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) April 5, 2021