MILLIONS Of Facebook Users Contact Info Found On The Dark Web

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It has now been discovered by a cybersecurity firm that Facebook has an unsecured database full of hundreds of millions of users data and has been accessed by unauthorized sources and is now on the dark web.

If you have ever heard of the dark web you know its as bad as it sounds. Its basically like being in a dark alleyway in a gang and drug-infested city where you can buy anything from drugs to body parts. Its the internets version of that where all the worlds hackers and criminals hang out to buy, sell, or trade.

Experts are warning that people identified in the database could be targeted by spam or phishing schemes in the near future, so be cautious. Some people have even gotten phone calls from their own phone number, this could mean they are a victim.

According to Daily Mail,

The Facebook IDs, phone numbers and full names of 267,140,436 users, most residing in the US, were discovered in the database by cybersecurity firm Comparitech and researcher Bob Diachenko, according to a report published Thursday.

The report warned that people identified in the database could be targeted by spam messages or phishing schemes.

Although it is not yet clear how the sensitive information was exposed, Diachenko traced the database back to Vietnam and speculated that it may have been compiled through an illegal process called ‘scraping’ – where automated bots copy public information from Facebook profiles – or stolen directly from Facebook’s developer API.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. If you remember just a few months ago Facebook was apart of the scandal in which 400 million user phone numbers were leaked as well as 2018s scandal of Cambridge Analytica where millions of users data was collected without consent and used for political purposes.

Since the discovery of this flaw in Facebook’s security, all access to the database has been removed. But this action is a day late and a dollar short as the damage has been done and your information, as well as millions of others, is now likely in the hands of hackers since a link to download all of the user information was posted on a hacker forum.

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