Facebook Data Leak: How To Check If You Were Affected

Facebook Data Leak: How To Ch…

Facebook Data Leak: How To Check If You Were Affected

Lowyat.NET | 2021-04-07 13:07

Last weekend, a set of databases that contain personal data from 533 million Facebook users was listed on a well-known data marketplace. First reported by Alon Gal, the Co-Founder and CTO of a cybersecurity company called Hudson Rock, around 11.6 million of those users were from Malaysia. If you are wondering whether your details are included in the leak or otherwise, you can now use the popular online tool Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) to verify it. In case you are not familiar with HIBP, it was launched in December 2013 and is the brainchild of Australian cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt. For Malaysians, they may remember that Troy has added the Jobstreet database into HIBP after the massive national-scale data breach of 2017. In the case of Facebook though, you can verify the involvement of your personal data by providing your phone number to HIBP's search engine as each of the records wi…


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