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Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach

People can now enter their phone figures into a website to see if they appeared in a recent Facebook data breach.

Details of further than 530 million people were blurted in a database online, largely conforming to mobile figures.
People can use the Have I Been Pwned online tool to check if their figures or emails were compromised.

Facebook says the data is from an “ old” breach in 2019 but sequestration tools are now probing.

The data

Facebook said it had “ plant and fixed” the breach further than a time-and-a-half agone.

But the information has now been published for free in a hacking forum, making it extensively available.

The database covers 533 million people in 106 countries, according to experimenters analyzing the data. That includes 11 million Facebook druggies in the UK, 30 million Americans, and 7 million Australians.

Not every piece of data is available for each stoner but 500 million phone figures were blurted compared with “ only a many million dispatch addresses”, Troy Hunt, a security expert who runs HaveIBeenPwned said in a blog on this website.

‘Not just a bitsy slice of people’

Mr. Hunt launched the phone number hunt function after “ unknown business” to the website, following the news of the Facebook data leak.
Preliminarily, druggies of the platform could only search for dispatch addresses.

Callers to the website can now enter their mobile number into a hunt box, and the website will confirm if it has appeared in the blurted database.

It has also been suggested that Facebook’s own principal superintendent, Mark Zuckerberg, had his mobile number blurted in the database.

“This is the number associated with his account from the recent Facebook leak,” security expert Dave Walker twittered, along with a screenshot of Zuckerberg’s blurted phone number.

Source: BBC News.

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