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Facebook confirms leak of 533 mln user accounts, Irish DPC investigating

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | 09:43 CET | News
Facebook has confirmed that "malicious actors" obtained a dataset containing records of 533 million users by "scraping" public profiles using a vulnerability in the company's contacts synchronisation tool. The data leaked dates from prior to September 2019 and the vulnerability has since been closed off, said the company in a blog entry posted in response to reports first published by Business Insider. "As a result of the action we took, we are confident that the specific issue that allowed them to scrape this data in 2019 no longer exists," said Facebook.

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Countries: World
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