Facebook is using user’s data as well as phone numbers also leaked

Hello folks! Have you been involved in any social media platform that you don’t care about its privacy matter? Privacy comes first for all and that’s what I want to explain here. No such platform is good and trusted. You heard about the YouTube application that is involved for leaking information to third-party and as a result, they have to pay some fine now. Add social media giant Facebook too because once again Facebook has to ace the controversy related to privacy. It’s quite shocking for you but the fact is Facebook is now leaking user’s personal data and also mobile number. In this article I am going to explain you the whole matter.

Reputation of social media giant Facebook is in trouble?

I don’t understand how these popular social media giant indulge in data leaking issues. This is totally ridiculous for everyone who operates their account. Facebook already involved in many controversies related to Libra CryptoCurrency and now this situation is going on. This WhatsApp and Instagram owner once again failed in front of user’s expectations. Nobody has right to disclose the user’s any kind of data.

Never expected the situation comes in this way that social media giant is leaking mobile phone numbers and also user’s profile information. According to a report we get to know that database which was exposed is around 419 million records of the Facebook account holders.

Now your phone number and information related to you has been leaked. It’s a serious concern for every Facebook account holder. The exposed account includes 133 million records of United State based users, 18 million records are from United Kingdom and 50 million users are based from Vietnam. 

Indian Facebook users are safe, how?

There is good news for Indian Facebook users. No news came related to Indian Facebook holders. So, feel relief because this type of breach will not affect you but we can’t say about the future. Also, this database was taken offline now after publication contracted the web host in this matter. Let me share what Facebook Spokesperson speaks about this breach. He said “This data set is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone number. The data set has been taken down and we have not seen any evidence that Facebook account were compromised”.

Statement of Facebook’s Chief technology officer regarding this matter

Let’s find out what Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s Chief technology officer speak about it. He said “Malicious actor have also abused these feature to scrape public profile information by submitting phone number or email addresses they already have through search and account recovery. Given the scale and sophistication of the activity, we have seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way. So we have now disabled this feature”. 

How this breach can be a serious problem for everyone? 

  • This breach is quite dangerous for all Facebook users. They can simply attack in your smartphone by getting your mobile number and it can create a risk of spam calls SIM swap frauds etc.
  • After getting the phone numbers and other data, this is too easy for every hacker to enter in your smartphone and you all know very well what will be the result later on.
  • After getting financial information from your chat, hackers can easily crack your account security.
  • Your Facebook personal chat can hold the data like health issues, your birth date, location and many more personal data. It can be used to threaten.
  • Data breach is not only harmful for the users but also social media can lose its potential users and diminished the reputations.

Conclusion

After knowing all these things can you operate Facebook again? Will you suggest your friends to stop using Facebook forever? Well, many such questions can be raised because now the reputation of Facebook is in a serious situation. Users called it social media giant so do you think that Facebook can leak your mobile number or your profile information? The answer depends on coming days because Facebook is looking for a solution and we will update you if we get further information.

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