Facebook has suffered one of the most serious user data breaches on record. Up to 533 million users saw how their Facebook data (some, not all) appeared online in a zipped file that traveled through various messaging networks and apps, and ultimately converted into a website that we can check to see if we are or not among the people concerned.
533 million affected users in a total of 106 countries around the world, and up to 11 million of them with their active Europe account
How to check if your email or phone has been leaked
The data of 533 million Facebook users worldwide has been revealed and there is nothing we can do to prevent it, it has happened before. What we can do is check if our data is included, since those of all network users have not been filtered, and therefore take measures such as changing the phone, e-mail address or, simply, to unsubscribe if that is what you want. wish.
To check if our phone number or email appears among the filtered, we must go to the site “Have I been pwned?”, Built as a query system on the database of filtered information. There we will find a form to enter our email or phone number.
We are talking about Facebook, an international social network, so our phone number is always associated with the international prefix. In the case of Europe, this number is 34 or +34 (both formulas are valid), so if our phone number is 111111111, we will have to find it under 34111111111 or under +34111111111
Once we enter the phone number or email in the form and click on “pwned?” we can receive two types of response. The first has a green background and the text ‘Good news – no pwnage found!‘and that will mean that our data has not been disclosed. The second has a red background and the text ‘Oh no – pwned! ‘ and that will mean that our data has been exposed. If we are in the second case, action will have to be taken. At the very least, change your password.