PSA: Was your personal data leaked from Facebook? Here's how to check…

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fairly easy
It was revealed over the weekend that a huge data breach saw personal data leaked from Facebook, including phone numbers, full names, and ...
dates of birth. There's now a way for you to check if any of your personal data was compromised …

Background

Although it has just made the news now, the breach occurred much earlier, as tweeted back in January of this year by security firm Hudson Rock.

In early 2020 a vulnerability that enabled seeing the phone number linked to every Facebook account was exploited, creating a database containing the information 533m users across all countries. It was severely under-reported and today [January 14 2021], the database became much more worrisome. Few days ago a user created a Telegram bot allowing users to query the database for a low fee, enabling people to find the phone numbers linked to a very large portion of Facebook accounts. This obviously has a huge impact on…
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