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A data breach of more than 500 million people worries Facebook users | Univision Technology News

Among them, information from more than 32 million in the United States, 11 million in the UK and 6 million in India, who are now wondering what hackers can do with their personal data.

The leak was revealed Saturday by Alon Gal, chief technology officer for cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock. “People with bad intentions will certainly use the information for social engineering, scams, hacking and marketing”, he indicated on Twitter.

Phone numbers, Facebook identifiers, current and previous location, birthday, email addresses, account creation date, relationship status, and bio.

Faced with the commotion caused by this announcement, Facebook’s only reaction so far has been a tweet from its spokesperson Liz Bourgeois, who limited herself to stating that ” These are old data from those previously reported in 2019. We found and fixed this issue in August 2019. ”

Is your account among those exposed? What can you do now?

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