For all the past data breaches Facebook have been fined and putting the social media giant's name in jeopardy it should be expected not to have Facebook in data related issues anymore more but it appears the company is doing little or nothing to curb data leakage.
According to a security analyst, sensitive personal information for over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a well-trafficked hacking forum earlier today — a potential risk to millions of cryptocurrency traders and hodlers who now may be vulnerable to sim swapping and other identity-based attacks.
The trove of information was first discovered by Alon Gal, CTO of security firm Hudson Rock, who posted on Twitter about the leak earlier today:
Over half a billion users, that is a significant number to have their data leaked, with phone numbers being exposed to sim swaps, email etc it is not just a bad idea to be on Facebook but very dangerous as well.
The likelihood of 1 of 20 people I know still absorbed on using Facebook having their data leaked is high.
But for some unknown reason why people still use Facebook remains baffling to me.
May you be among the lucky ones whose data isn't leaked for free on Facebook.
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