14 April, 2021

Find Out If You’re A Victim Of The Facebook Data Breach

Have I Been Pwned adds search for leaked Facebook phone numbers (bleepingcomputer.com)

Last weekend, a threat actor released a data leak containing information for 533 million Facebook users. This information includes phone numbers and Facebook IDs for almost all exposed accounts and other optional information such as a member's name, gender, relationship status, location, occupation, date of birth, and email address.

This data was initially collected in 2019 and sold privately at the time. Over time, the data was traded and sold between different threat actors for lower and lower prices until it was eventually released for free on the hacker forum this weekend.

When it was released, the data was added to the Have I Been Pwned data breach notification service so that users can look up whether their emails were in the Facebook data leak.

I checked. I haven’t. I checked my wife’s email & phone. She hasn’t either, but has been a victim of 14 (!) other data breaches. *sigh*

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