Facebook data of 533 million accounts leaked online

Facebook data of 533 million accounts leaked online

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Facebook has had a massive data leak leaving 533 million accounts at risk of privacy concerns and other means.

Full names, locations, birth dates, phone numbers and email addresses were leaked.

According to reports by Global News, all records were leaked for free following a tweet posted to Twitter showing they have been exposed.

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“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. I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data,” read the tweet.

A spokesperson from Facebook said the breach was a result of a scrape from the website due to a previous vulnerability that was patched during 2019.

It follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal that allowed for 80 million users information to be taken.

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