The private and personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum, potentially enabling cybercriminals and unscrupulous advertisers to target Internet users globally. If authentic, this may constitute one of the biggest and most significant Facebook data dump to date. A new report claims that the personal information of 1.5 billion Leaked Facebook data users has been put on sale through web scraping. A member of a hacking forum talked about possessing the information late last month, as per personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users.
On the 4th of October, early in the morning (US time), for nearly seven hours, the entire network of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram was down. In fact, the internet for these services was not available. From the monitoring of DownDectors, Facebook is almost completely offline in Europe, America, and Oceania. It was also inaccessible in Asia, Japan, South Korea, India, and other countries. In Nigeria and other parts of Africa, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were inaccessible.He dismissed any connection to the crash on Monday as the details were available on the dark web from late September and cautioned against believing in rumours of a "hack" as most of the data was compiled from public data. "The fact that phone numbers, real-life location, and users' full names are included in the data is especially concerning. In addition, SMS and Push notification spam are becoming increasingly more prevalent even though most countries made these practices illegal many years ago," he wrote. Some users of th dark web forum have claimed that although they paid for data, they had not received anything yet, raising questions about the legitimacy of this latest information dump. A similar data leak from Facebook occurred earlier this year.
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