Cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock over the weekend revealed that personal information from 533 million Facebook accounts was leaked, including names, phone numbers, Facebook IDs, locations, account creation dates, birthdays, relationship statuses, bios and, in some cases, email addresses.
The breach includes data from more than 32 million accounts in the United States, 11 million in the United Kingdom and 6 million in India.
However, for many users, information they had on their Facebook profile in 2019, such as phone numbers and birthdays, likely hasn't changed in the past two years.
The types of information exposed in the recent Facebook leak are also not the most useful to hackers, unlike data such as credit card information or social security numbers.
Because the breach includes names and phone numbers, it could lead to an uptick in robocalls or text messages (which are already a huge problem ).
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