The data of hundreds of millions of Facebook accounts (533 million users from all over the world, including 2.6 million people from Poland) was published on Saturday in one of the free hacking forums – says Interested in the trade. They include, among other things, the user’s name, phone number, place of birth, and sometimes an email address, account creation date, or place of residence that the user specifies.
“Security experts warn that they can be used by hackers to impersonate and deceive others,” according to Business Insider reports. A Facebook spokesperson, citing the portal, announced that the data had been stolen by hackers who took advantage of a “security hole in the system”.
The data relates to information posted on Facebook a few years ago. For the first time, a leak was reported in January of this year. At the time, the data was not available online – until now, when it found its way onto the hacker forum.
How to check if our data has been leaked? Wyborcza Business It is reported that you can check if our email address is among any of the reported data leaks. “This can be done through the website I’ve been pwned Created by Troy Hunt, Microsoft Regional Director. This service will indicate whether a certain network email address has been released and from the services that have been leaked ”- it says“ GW. ”It also indicates changing the password on Facebook as a precaution and enabling two-step verification.