Doubts about Facebook’s security are nothing new, due to the many controversies of the social network in Europe in recent years, with various inquiries as a result. A vulnerability corrected a few years ago continues to haunt the social network. During this breach, the phone numbers of 533 million users worldwide were filtered.
As reported by The Verge, it was discovered that this database which contains some 533 million phone numbers is for sale via a bot on Telegram. Among these phone numbers we f ind the number of around 10 million users in Europe, who are affected in this way.
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Sale of Facebook user phone numbers
This discovery is made by Motherboard, that said bot discovered on Telegram, whose responsible is still unknown. You are first asked to make payment for the service, $ 20 for a single consultation and $ 5,000 for massive access. The person responsible for the bot claims to have data from 533 million users, coming from a 2019 security breach on the social network.
Those responsible for the discovery were able to verify that the the phone numbers associated with the Facebook ID are correct, which represents a risk for all these users. In the case of Europe, 10,894,209 accounts are concerned,
Users who changed their phone number after August 2019 should not be affected by this database leak. Those users who associate your phone number with your Facebook account they must take measures to protect their account on the social network.
You can bet on enabling two-step verification in your account, to prevent someone from entering without your permission. If you are tired of social network problems, you can resort to permanently deleting your account. On the other hand, it is important to be aware of any unwanted connections, so that you can check if someone has entered and thus take action to improve security.
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