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Facebook data leak


If you have not heard about Facebook’s data leak by now, you should. The personal data of 533 million Facebook users in more than 106 countries was found to be freely available online last weekend. The data trove, uncovered by security researcher Alon Gal, includes phone numbers, email addresses, hometowns, full names, and birth dates.

How to check if you’ve been affected: According to MIT’s journal, although passwords were not leaked, scammers could still use the information for spam emails or robocalls. If you want to see if you’re at risk, go to haveibeenpwned.com and check if your email address or phone number have been breached. 

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