Facebook responded that more than 500 million user information was leaked: it was captured by hackers in 2019
China News Service, April 7th. According to “Central News Agency”, a few days ago, the US social media platform “Facebook” was revealed that the data of more than 530 million users had been leaked, causing concern. “Facebook” stated on the 6th that hackers “crawled” personal information from more than 500 million users in 2019, using a tool designed to make it easier for people to find friends from their contact lists.
p >According to previous media reports, a hacker forum recently exposed the personal data of more than 530 million “Facebook” users. These users involved 106 countries and regions. The leaked information included the user’s “Facebook” account name, birthday, and e-mail account. Email address, etc. In this regard, “Facebook” explained the reasons for the matter and called on the public to be more vigilant in privacy settings.
“Facebook” product management director Mike Clark (Mike Clark) said: “Malicious actors did not obtain these data through intrusion into the’Facebook’ system, but (through) before September 2019. It’s important to know that it is crawled on the “Facebook” platform.” According to reports, “scraping” refers to a technology that uses automated software to collect information publicly shared on the Internet.
Clark said: “This is another example of the ongoing and hostile relationship between tech companies and scammers, who deliberately violated platform policies to grab online services.” According to “Facebook,” they suffered. The leaked data did not include the user’s password or financial information.