Millions of Facebook users have seen their information exposed on the Internet
It looks like information from millions of Facebook users have emerged in the forum.
According to Comparitech’s report, user IDs, names and phone numbers of 267 million Facebook users leaked into hacker forums as a list that anyone could download.
“We are looking into the matter, but we believe this is information gained before changes have been made in recent years to better protect the world’s information,” said a Facebook spokesman.
Specifically, the survey reports the database was registered on December 4, the hacker forum was posted on December 12, Comparitech researchers found it on December 14 and sent a report to the provider handling the server’s IP address, while the database was withdrawn on December 19.
This is not the first time this year that user data has been exposed by Facebook on the internet. As of September, 419 million files were leaked, and errors from partner companies exposed 540 million user files during the year.