A few months ago, it was reported that the information of 500 million users from 106 countries of the globally popular platform Facebook has been leaked. Hackers posted users’ phone numbers, names, home addresses, email addresses, and other personal information on the Internet.
Facebook data leak
According to media reports, the leaked data of Facebook also included the phone numbers of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. According to experts, the database includes data from more than 53 million Facebook users in 106 countries, including 30 million Americans, 11 million British, and 7 million Australians.
In this regard, Facebook says that the hacked data is included in the data leak operation of 2019, however, the leaked data is being monitored by Privacy Monitoring. According to media reports, the leaked data is widely available on the Hackers Forum.
Why is data leakage dangerous?
As a social media user, it is important for you to first understand the dangers of data leaks and how leaked data can be used.
The most important thing in this regard is that this leaked data is most used in telemarketing, based on this data, an account can be opened in the bank in your name, with the help of the data, the user’s Facebook Instagram. , Gmail and Twitter accounts can be hacked.
So let’s try to find out now how you can find out if your account is included in the hacked data.
Troy Hunt, owner of a website called Have I Been Pawned and a cybersecurity expert, says that 500 million mobile numbers have been hacked while a few million addresses have been hacked without every user having all kinds of information. Troy Hunt said that when news of Facebook’s data leaks went viral, his website began to receive “extraordinary traffic.”
If you also want to know if your data has been hacked or not, the following method can be used to find out?
Visit the HaveIbeenpawned website.
You will get an input box. Enter your number in international format here.
For example, if your phone number is 6754387690, enter +916754387690.
If you receive a ‘good news’ message, there is good news for you, which means that your number is not included in the Facebook data leaked numbers, but if you receive an ‘oh no’ message, understand. Your ID and number have been hacked.