Facebook, which has been on the agenda with scandals for a while, has also signed a hacking scandal this time. Personal information of more than 533 million Facebook users was published free of charge on a website. It is stated that there are 20 million Turkish citizens among 533 million people.
What is considered to be low level hacker forum site, 533 million Facebook shared the phone numbers and personal information of its user for free.
HAVE MORE THAN 19 MILLION PEOPLE FROM TURKEY
Located in Business Insider newsAccording to the information of users from 106 countries, 32 million of these users are registered in the USA, 11 million in the UK and 6 million in India. More than 19 million Turkish users’ information is also available in the published database.
Insider, who checked the leak with personal information such as phone number, birthplace and date, Facebook ID number and email, announced that they verified several records.
“MANY PEOPLE WILL BE DAMAGED”
Alon Gal, CTO of the cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock, said, “Social engineering attacks will increase due to the released leak. We also think that many people will be hacked or suffer financial damage due to these leaks.”
“Apparently Facebook will not be able to help with users whose information has been leaked. However, the company needs to warn users of possible fraud and hacking attempts,” said Alon Gal, stating that the information is published free of charge.
A SIMILAR EVENT HAPPENED IN JANUARY
In January, it was determined that the software for leaking Facebook users’ personal information was put up for sale on the same website.
The information released free of charge brought to mind the leaked information by taking advantage of the Facebook vulnerability in 2019. Although Facebook announced that they have closed the gap, some analysts think that the published information was obtained with a vulnerability similar to the one in 2019.
NO EXPLANATION YET
No official statement has yet been received from Facebook officials.