Facebook safety

Cybercrime intelligence company discovers data leak revealing personal information of over half a billion Facebook users.

Over 500 million Facebook users had their personal data posted online on Saturday, the Business Insider reported.

The information, which was available for free, includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, locations, full names, birthdays, bios, and sometimes email addresses, for 533 million Facebook users, the Business Insider added.

The leak was discovered by Hudson Rock’s chief technology officer, Alon Gal, the site said.

The Insider verified several of the records by matching the known phone numbers with the IDs listed, and confirmed others by testing email addresses from data in the password reset feature. weiter