So far, you may have heard of Facebook’s huge data breach, in which the personal data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries/regions were leaked online, including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, birthdays, etc.
Of course, your first question is how to check whether you are part of the violation. You can find out whether your data has been compromised in several places.
A well-known website tracking data breaches is “I was stolen.” Just click on the website link and enter your email address. Not only will you find out if you have participated in Facebook violations, but you will also find any other violations that might damage your data.
At the time of writing, you can only search using your email address. Troy Hunt, the creator of “I̵
Can I search for FB phone number in @haveibeenpwned? I am considering the pros and cons between the value it adds to the affected people and the risks it brings. If it is used to help resolve numbers into identities (you still need source data to do this), it will Bring risks.
-Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) April 4, 2021
If you want to check your phone number against the leaked Facebook database, Gizmodo It is recommended to use the tool created by the “Daily News” website, where you can enter your phone number to find out if it is a violation. However, the site is not that well-known, so you may want to stick to the more trusted sites listed above before you know it.
What if you do find that your data has been compromised? Some steps you can take are to change the password of the infected site, use a password manager so that you can create and track a unique password for each site (so that if one site is compromised, it won’t affect any other sites) , Please use two-factor authentication to provide additional security and be vigilant in the event of other violations.