According to reports, personal data of 533 million Facebook users has been posted online, with data including full names, locations, email addresses, phone numbers and biological information available for free.
“The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses,” Business Insider reported.
“Insider reviewed a sample of the leaked data and verified several records by matching known Facebook users’ phone numbers with the IDs listed in the data set,” the report continued. “We also verified records by testing email addresses from the data set in Facebook’s password reset feature, which can be used to partially reveal a user’s phone number.”
According to a Facebook spokesperson, the data was scraped due to a