Report: Data of over 267M Facebook users exposed

Friday, 20. December 2019 05:10

The user IDs, phone numbers and names of over 267 million Facebook users were exposed online, according to a report from Comparitech in partnership with Bob Diachenko.

"Diachenko believes the trove of data is most likely the result of an illegal scraping operation or Facebook API abuse by criminals in Vietnam, according to the evidence," the report said. The database was exposed for almost two weeks earlier this month, it added.

"We are looking into this issue, but believe this is likely information obtained before changes we made in the past few years to better protect people's information," a spokesperson for the social media giant told Engadget.

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