This is the number associated with his account from the recent facebook leak. https://t.co/AXbXrF4ZxE— Dave Walker (@Daviey)
According to another security expert, Alon Gal, the data was leaked in 2020 because of a vulnerability that enabled seeing the phone number linked to every Facebook account. Facebook noted that the vulnerability was discovered in 2019 that allowed phone numbers of millions of users to be scraped from Facebook servers. The social media giant said that the vulnerability was patched in August 2019. However, according to Gal, despite that flaw being fixed, it could provide valuable information to cyber criminals. Among the 533 million affected Facebook users, 32 million belonged to the US, 11 million belonged to the UK and six million belonged to India. Apart from contact numbers, the confidential information included users' personal details like their location, full names, birth dates, complete bio, Facebook IDs, and email addresses. According to a Bloomberg report, the database of stolen phone numbers was posted to a Hackers' forum' and could be easily passed on to anyone with basic computing skills.
Regarding the #FacebookLeak, of the 533M people in the leak - the irony is that Mark Zuckerberg is regrettably included in the leak as well.If journalists are struggling to get a statement from @facebook, maybe just give him a call, from the tel in the leak? @GazTheJourno pic.twitter.com/lrqlwzFMjU — Dave Walker (@Daviey)
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