There are data for greater than 32 million accounts within the United States, 11 million within the United Kingdom, and 6 million in India, in keeping with Alon Gal, the CTO of cyber intelligence agency Hudson Rock.
Details in some circumstances embrace full title, location, birthday, electronic mail addresses, telephone quantity, and relationship standing, he mentioned.
Hudson Rock confirmed NCS Business the telephone numbers of two our senior workers that are included within the database.
The leak was first reported by the information web site Insider.
“This is outdated data that was previously reported on in 2019.
We discovered and stuck this situation in August 2019,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone informed NCS Saturday.
Facebook didn’t say if it notified affected customers on the time.
Stone added, “In 2019, we removed people’s ability to directly find others using their phone number across both Facebook and Instagram – a function that could be exploited using sophisticated software code, to imitate Facebook and provide a phone number to find which users it belonged to.”
Although this data is from 2019 it might nonetheless be of worth to hackers and cyber criminals like those that interact in identify theft.
Hudson Rock’s Alon Gal identified on Twitter that the best way the data was sorted and posted on the hacking website this week makes it much more accessible for criminals to use.
, an moral hacker and CEO of SocialProof Security
, informed NCS, “These are the pieces of data cyber criminals spend time searching for to perform social engineering attacks (a type of hacking) — but now they’re all in one place and easily accessible in this leak, which makes social engineering quicker and easier.”