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Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appears in the data leak of 500 million users on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appears in the data leak of 500 million users on Facebook

The personal phone number of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, appeared as part of the largest hack on the site, as the personal data of more than 500 million users on Facebook was leaked via the Internet, in more than 106 countries.

Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appears in the data leak of 500 million users on Facebook


According to the New York Post, a cybersecurity expert revealed that Mark Zuckerberg's personal phone number had been leaked, among hundreds of millions of Facebook users, after a number of hackers exploited a security vulnerability associated with the phone numbers associated with user accounts, which ultimately led to the creation of a base. Huge data from leaked data.


The personal data of users estimated at more than 500 million in more than 106 countries was stolen in January, but was subsequently leaked during the past hours, as the database became easily available for those with basic data skills after it was posted on a hacker forum. .


Among the 533 million people whose data was leaked, the irony is that Mark Zuckerberg is also included in the leak, as a number of journalists were trying to obtain permission from Facebook, and used the phone number that was leaked from the data.

The leak contained full names, websites, dates of birth, résumés, personal phone numbers and e-mail addresses.


Security researchers have warned that the data could be used by hackers to impersonate the compromised users and commit fraud.


Yesterday, a Facebook spokesperson said that a database of this size that contains private information such as the phone numbers of many Facebook users will certainly lead to bad actors taking advantage of the data to carry out cyber attacks or hacking attempts.

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