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US Mega-Leak: Facebook does not want to notify affected

12:50  08 april  2021
12:50  08 april  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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Phone numbers, locations, names and e-mail addresses - all this data of 533 million Facebook users have been published. Who is affected, will not know. At least not from Facebook.

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With the recent data leak of the social media giant Facebook, data from a total of 533 million accounts worldwide are leaked and found freely accessible in the network. The data was published in a hacker forum. The data should have been stolen from unauthorized persons by a security gap in 2019 and now appeared in public two years later.

Now Facebook responded to the leak. However, not the way that had hoped for many users. Although the vulnerability has already been closed in August 2019, however, Facebook will no longer make business in order to support those affected.

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Opposite the Reuters news agency confirmed a Facebook speaker that the company does not plan to inform users whose data were available online. According to the speaker, Facebook will not be active for two reasons: On the one hand, it is not exactly clear which users must be notified at all, on the other hand, users could not do anything against the lactic data anyway.

Self-check instead of Facebook help

who prepares discomfort, not to know if your own account is one of the affected 533 million, for which there is an series of tools that you can secure a bit of far . On the website of HAVE I Been Pwned? allows users to specify their e-mail address or phone number and the program checks whether these appear on any lacted list, and provides information on what kind of data may have been stolen - a step that many users would have liked to be desired from Facebook to find out if they too are affected by the most recent mega-leak.

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