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.

Facebook Feature
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.

Popular Stories

Apple WWDC24 Apple Intelligence hero 240610

Apple Explains iPhone 15 Pro Requirement for Apple Intelligence

Wednesday June 19, 2024 4:48 am PDT by
With iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, Apple is introducing a new personalized AI experience called Apple Intelligence that uses on-device, generative large-language models to enhance the user experience across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. These new AI features require Apple's latest iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models to work, while only Macs and iPads with M1 or later chips will...
Apple Vision Pro 2 Feature 2

Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Vision Pro 2

Tuesday June 18, 2024 8:17 am PDT by
Apple has suspended work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset to singularly focus on a cheaper model, The Information reports. Apple was widely believed to have plans to divide its Vision product line into two models, with one "Pro" model and one lower-cost standard model. The company is said to have been deprioritizing the next Vision Pro headset over the past year, gradually...
M4 Real Feature Red

M4 MacBook Pro Models Expected to Launch in Late 2024

Tuesday June 18, 2024 10:50 am PDT by
MacBook Pro models with an M4 chip are expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to display analyst Ross Young. In a tweet for subscribers, Young said that panel shipments for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are set to begin in the third quarter of 2024, which suggests a launch toward the end of the year. Apple started its M4 chip refresh in May with the launch...
iPhone 16 Pro Max Generic Feature 2

5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Wednesday June 19, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...
Apple Intelligence General Feature

Apple Intelligence Features Not Coming to European Union at Launch Due to DMA

Friday June 21, 2024 9:44 am PDT by
Apple today said that European customers will not get access to the Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing features that are coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac this September due to regulatory issues related to the Digital Markets Act. In a statement to Financial Times, Apple said that there will be a delay as it works to figure out how to make the new...
2022 back to school apple feature

Apple's 2024 Back to School Sale Launching This Week

Monday June 17, 2024 12:27 pm PDT by
Apple will launch its annual Back to School promotion for university students in the United States and Canada this week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple's back to school sales provide students with a free Apple gift card when purchasing a Mac or an iPad, and this year's promotion could help Apple push the new M2 iPad Air and M4 iPad Pro models. Last year, Apple offered U.S....

Top Rated Comments

BigDO Avatar
42 months 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
42 months 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
42 months 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
42 months ago
After 2017, if anyone has their data on Facebook, then they are themselves to be blamed.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
42 months 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
42 months 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)