After a leak that affected more than half a billion Facebook users, the personal information of 1.8 million Lebanese people on the platform has been exposed.
A user in a hacking forum on Saturday leaked 533 million people’s full names, phone numbers, locations, email addresses (in some cases), birthdates, and other biological information.
Under the Breach for data breach monitoring and prevention has posted some information about the leak that shows that Facebook users from 106 countries, including Lebanon, were affected by the incident.
1,829,661 Facebook user accounts from Lebanon now have their personal information exposed, making them prone to fraud, identity theft, and other malicious actions.
Commenting on the breach, a Facebook spokesperson stated: “This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019. We found and fixed this issue in August 2019.”
Nonetheless, the leaked information, which reportedly includes the phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, could certainly still be used against people by cybercriminals.
It is possible to check if your email address is included in data breaches on Have I Been Pwned, here. Troy Hunt, the creator of the website, is considering making it possible to check phone numbers in the same manner.
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