Data Of Over 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Allegedly Leaked And Being Sold On A Popular Hacking-Related Forum
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.
This constitutes the biggest and most significant Facebook data dump to date.
It is seemingly unrelated to an earlier 2021 Facebook data dump, where 500 million users were affected.
JUST IN – Data of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum. Data contains users’ names, emails, phone numbers, locations, gender, and user ID.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 4, 2021
Some users claim this as the the reason of the outage!
Whistleblower leaks information about Facebook.
*Facebook turns off all services*
Social media erupts about the outage
Facebook: “we drowned out the whistleblower” pic.twitter.com/TjnDDR2hkA
— Jordan Hamilton (@JordanHamiIton) October 4, 2021
While some people who work at FB claim otherwise:
I'm employed by Facebook. Our technical team was rolling out new features and solving bug issues that is why the server is down. And all tech giants switch off their servers to save users data. Please correct your statement.
— Jibreel Ameen (@j1breel) October 4, 2021
Some sources claim that it’s a huge mess in Facebook:
Source at Facebook: "it's mayhem over here, all internal systems are down too." Tells me employees are communicating amongst each other by text and by Outlook email.
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 4, 2021
Facebook has not revealed any specific reason of the outage, in a message the company said – “We’re working to get thing back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
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