- Mark Zuckerberg’s personal information appears to be in the data posted on hacker forums.
- An internet researcher said that Facebook’s co-founders also disclosed their information.
- Insider’s Aaron Holmes (Aaron Holmes) previously reported on the leak, which affected more than 500 million users.
A researcher said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s cell phone number was one of the personal information leaked online on a low-level hacker forum.
Multiple media reported claims about Zuckerberg’s leaked personal information. “The Sun” reported that data including his name, location, marriage details, date of birth and Facebook user ID have all been made public.
Network researcher Dave Walker said that Zuckerberg and Facebook’s co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz posted personal information on the forum One of the 533 million users of data.
Walker said on Twitter: “Regarding the #FacebookLeak leak, of the 533 million people involved in the leak, it is ironic that Mark Zuckerberg was also regrettably included in the leak. “
When Insider contacted Facebook on Sunday, a spokesperson said: “This is old data previously reported in 2019. We discovered and fixed this issue in August 2019.” They did not comment on Zuckerberg’s information. Comment on the report.
However, Holmes reports that the free release of the entire data set on hacker forums can now be widely used by anyone with basic data skills. His report quoted Alon Gal, the chief technology officer of the cybercrime intelligence company Hudson Rock, who discovered the entire trough of leaked data online for the first time on Saturday.
Previous Facebook privacy breaches include the widely circulated legend of Cambridge Analytica. In that incident, the political data analysis company improperly obtained the personal data of more than 87 million Facebook users.
As part of the settlement agreement, Facebook was fined $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission, and the company claimed that user data was mishandled.
The company vowed to curb data breaches. After accepting Cambridge Analytica’s disclosure, the company published an article on its website stating that it would take action against potential abuse in the past and take stronger protective measures to prevent abuse in the future.