Over 500 Million Facebook Accounts Exposed
Details have come out showing that Facebook was hacked sometime in 2019 exposing over 500 million different accounts loaded with personal information.
The crazy part is that after reading up on the subject it seems like Facebook doesn't even care. It's almost like they're too big to fail, and they just might be.
According to Facebook, the data was scraped from users' accounts two years ago and the underlying security issue was resolved. "This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019," said Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois. "We found and fixed this issue in August 2019."
So my problem with that statement is that there is no fixing the issue. Once your information leaks online, it's in the universe forever! I know that sounds scary but that's the reality of the situation and Facebook being the huge corporation that it is will do anything to downplay the damage done here.
That data lost in the original breach was rediscovered Saturday by Alon Gal, co-founder of the cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock who found the information on a well-known forum for low-level hackers. For a small price in digital credit, anyone could get access to a searchable database of Facebook users' phone numbers and other personal information
So going forward be careful of what info you put on any social media platform! These social media companies will pretend that their app or website is secure and safe. But as a veteran of this internet game, I can promise you that any website can be compromised and most likely they already have, you just don't know yet.