419 million records from the database Facebook discovered free access

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419 million records from the database Facebook discovered free access

Facebook user Data was leaked. Again

Facebook, one of the largest IT companies, and in combination the owner of the eponymous social network, messenger WhatsApp , Oculus Rift and a pair of other projects of lower rank continue to haunt the trouble. It would seem that just subsided scandals involving users, as a new trouble came: recently, the network was discovered a database containing more than 419 million records, linked to Facebook accounts. Moreover, this database contained a lot of information about users and according to reports, the source of the leak — it's not Facebook.

What kind of Facebook user data was leaked?

It is worth noting that if you have an account in Facebook, registered on the territory of the Russian Federation, the fact is that you should not worry. According to information obtained from a specialist in network security Sangama Jaina, most of the records relates to the residents of USA, UK and (suddenly) of Vietnam. Themselves database was discovered on the open server that was not even password protected.

As for the leaked personal data, among them were the IDs of Facebook, and in some cases with them were associated the names of users, their gender and country of residence, the platforms from which users came to Facebook and, worst of all, phone numbers. Sanyam Jain in an interview with TechCrunch also declared that found phone numbers of some celebrities.

The leaked data set is obviously not fresh. And, it seems, has information for more than a year ago — . This information was received before we made improvements to our security system. Besides the actual database is in order and we have no reports that they are compromised.

recently the head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg said that the problem with security is solved

After some analysis it became known that discovered in the network database has a lot of information that is duplicated. Thus, the true number of leaked data approximately in 2 times less. About 200-210 million records. But it's still too much. And if the data on sex and age do not represent a particular danger, here's the phone numbers — this is very serious. Even if we believe the members of Facebook and to take into account the fact that the database do «not fresh», people usually don't change phones very often. Maybe it won «to incite» the smart phones users phone spam. But it's far from the worst. Knowing the phone number, it is possible to access various services (and not only on Facebook) like email or even Bank accounts. But for access to our Telegram channel to leave parsonline data is not required. So !

In addition, «divorce» users based on their personal data. A link to the leaked database for obvious reasons we can't leave. But is it rather a curious thing: pretty fast access to the database was closed. But «those who have» time to dump all files. So the information is already walking on the web. As they say, everything that was on the Internet — remains on the Internet. Dear readers, be careful and think 10 times before posting information about themselves on the world wide web.

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