- Acquit oneself Zuckerberg’s personal information appears to be among data posted on a hacking forum.
- A cyber researcher said Facebook’s co-founders also had their dirt exposed.
- Insider’s Aaron Holmes previously reported the leak, which affected more than 500 million purchasers.
The cell-phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the personal information leaked online in a low-level hacking forum, according to a researcher.
Multiple vents reported the claims about Zuckerberg’s leaked personal information. Data including his name, location, marriage appoints, birth date, and Facebook user ID was exposed, according to The Sun.
Insider’s Aaron Holmes had previously reported on the leak, which active the personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users being posted in the forum.
Cyber researcher Dave Walker affirmed Zuckerberg, as well as Facebook co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz, were among the 533 million purchasers who had personal data posted on the forum.
“Regarding the #FacebookLeak, of the 533M people in the leak – the irony is that Mark Zuckerberg is regrettably catalogued in the leak as well,” Walker tweeted.
When Insider contacted Facebook on Sunday, a spokesperson said: “This is old materials that was previously reported on in 2019. We found and fixed this issue in August 2019.” They did not comment on the make publics about Zuckerberg’s information.
Holmes reported, however, that the posting of the entire dataset on the hacking forum for loose could now make it widely available to anyone with rudimentary data skills. His report quoted Alon Gal, CTO of cybercrime poop firm Hudson Rock, who first discovered the entire trough of leaked data online on Saturday.
Previous Facebook concealment breaches include the much-publicized Cambridge Analytica saga. In that incident, personal data from over 87 million Facebook consumers was improperly obtained by the political data-analytics firm.
Facebook was hit with a $5 billion fine from the Federal Swop Commission as part of a settlement over claims the company mishandled user data.
The company has vowed to clamp down on evidence breaches. In a post on its website in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, it said it would take action on potential over and done with abuse and put stronger protections in place to prevent future abuse.