In December last year, a report was also revealed that data of 267 million Facebook users has been stolen and posted online.
The company has long been standing in the dock of questions regarding the safety of Facebook users. Facebook, which has faced the charge of breach in every kind of security, big and small, is once again in the circle of questions. It is reported that hackers have sold personal information of crores of Facebook users. According to a latest report, hackers have sold data of 267 million or 26 million 7 million Facebook users for just 500 Euros (about Rs 41,600).
This data includes the user’s email ID, name, Facebook ID, date of birth and phone number. The good thing is that users’ passwords are still protected. Recall that in December last year, a report was also revealed, in which information of these 267 million Facebook users was stolen.
According to a report by Cyble, a cyber risk assessment platform on Medium, 267 million Facebook users have been sold for just 500 euros (about Rs 41,600) after stealing their data. According to the report, the stolen data of Facebook users include their email ID, name, Facebook ID, date of birth and phone number. However, it is a relief to the users in the report that passwords are not included in this data by hackers.
Cyble claims that their researchers have acquired the information of this cell and they are also able to download and verify this data. The company says (translated) “At the moment we are not aware of how the data was first leaked. This could be due to leaks or scraping in the third-party application programming interface (API).”
In December last year, a report came out that 26 crore 70 lakh Facebook users’ data has been stolen and posted online. The report was informed that this data has been posted by hackers in an online hacker forum.