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Information of Half a Billion Facebook Users Reposted on Hacking Website

What Happened:

  • According to cyber security experts, the personal information of about half a billion Facebook users, including telephone numbers, has been reposted to a hacking website.

  • Other details posted may include the full name, location, birthday, known email addresses and relationship status of the users.

  • More than 32 million American accounts were posted on the site.

  • Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told CNN that this is old data previously reported on in 2019 and that Facebook has since addressed the security issue.

  • Despite it being a repost of old data, cyber security firms warn that the information can still be used by hackers for social engineering attacks.

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