The cell phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared among the personal information that was leaked online in a hacking forum.
Multiple outlets reported the allegations about the leaked personal information of Zuckerberg, as data were revealed, including his name, location, marriage details, date of birth and his account within Facebook.
AndSpread A user in a forum for hacking personal data for hundreds of millions of users of the Facebook platform for free over the Internet.
The data includes the personal information of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries.
Cyber researcher Dave Walker said that Mark Zuckerberg, as well as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskowitz, were among the 533 million users whose personal data had been published.
A Facebook spokesperson said: This is old data that was previously reported in 2019, and we detected this issue and fixed it in August 2019, without commenting about Zuckerberg’s information.
Posting the entire dataset via the hacking forum for free now makes it widely available to anyone.
Although the leaked data is two years old, it provides valuable information to cybercriminals who use personal information to impersonate or trick people into handing over login data.
Previous Facebook privacy breaches include the highly publicized Cambridge Analytica story.
Political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from more than 87 million Facebook users.
Facebook imposed a $ 5 billion fine on Facebook as part of the settlement over the company’s mishandling of user data.
Facebook subsequently pledged to crack down on data breaches, and said in a blog post on its website following the Cambridge Analytica discoveries: it is taking action on potential past breaches and putting in place stronger safeguards to prevent future breaches.