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Personal data of up to 533 million Facebook users has been leaked by hackers and has been circulating online since January.


According to sources, Alon Gal, a security researcher, discovered the hack when he noticed that an internet user had posted this data on a hacking forum.

Among the personal data shared were locations, telephone numbers, email addresses and even dates of birth. All of this is available to the public for a minimal fee that anyone can access.

Everything suggests that the origin of this leak was due to a flaw in the platform that Facebook fixed in 2019. It was then that hackers took the opportunity to extract all the information.

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