Facebook Data for Over 535 Million Users Leaked on Hacker Website

The personal details of more than 553 million Facebook users have been published on a website for hackers, according to multiple reports over the weekend.

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The details appeared on Saturday, according to Business Insider, and are also available in 106 different country-based packages, included 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India.

In a statement, Facebook said the data was from a breach of its servers that had occurred in 2019 and it had since plugged the security hole that allowed it to take place.

"This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019," a Facebook spokesperson said. "We found and fixed this issue in August 2019."

While the information appears to be old, the details in the shared database include phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, locations, birthdates and email addresses, all of which could be used in social engineering attacks or hacking attempts.

In a tweet, cyber researcher Dave Walker said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was among the millions of users who had had their personal data posted on the forum.

The information was first discovered by Alon Gal, CTO of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, who called the leak "a huge breach of trust" by Facebook that "should be handled accordingly," but he added that there was little that the social network could do beyond warning people to stay on the lookout for phishing scams.


Concerned users are encouraged to check if their email address has been leaked in data breaches using the Have I Been Pwned website. Troy Hunt, the founder of the website, is also considering adding the leaked phone numbers to its search database.


This isn't the first time that hackers have targeted Facebook for its vast trove of user date. In 2018, a security breach allowed hackers to steal data on 29 million users, including details on everything from username and relationship status, to religion, birthdate, and home town.

Top Rated Comments

BigDO Avatar
23 weeks ago
Apparently Zuk’s number was in the dump.
When does society recognize the damage that this company is doing and shut it down?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kerr Avatar
23 weeks ago
I Do not regret manually deleting everything from my FB and then deleting my account. Life is better without FaceBook.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
23 weeks ago

What a great way to gather email addresses!! Just post a website and tell users that it is used to see if your info has been harvested. All while this website is just collecting email address after email address!!!
Except this is an established and respected resource that’s been running for years.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Powerguru Avatar
23 weeks ago
After 2017, if anyone has their data on Facebook, then they are themselves to be blamed.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
23 weeks ago

We should been given the link so we can know more about our own compromised info.
It's now been included on the database of http://haveibeenpwned.com so you can check there
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0815 Avatar
23 weeks ago
Good, old an fixed .... but how do I change my birthday and other personal info? This is damage that can’t be undone. Changing my decades old email is not a good option. Facebook did not even apologize... just ‘old and fixed and now shut up and give us more data’.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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