Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Facebook’s Latest Data Leak Includes 419M Records

It looks like Facebook is going for a personal best here.

A security researcher has discovered databases containing more than 419 million records tied to Facebook accounts. It appears the data -- which includes phone numbers and Facebook IDs and in some cases users' names, genders and countries -- was scraped from the platform. However, it's not clear who pulled that information from Facebook or why.