A leaker said that they actually provided information about more than 500 million Facebook users, including phone numbers and other data, for free.

Alon Gal, co-founder of the Israeli cybercrime intelligence company Hudson Rock, said that the database appears to be the same as the Facebook-related phone numbers that have been circulating in hacker circles since January. And its existence was first reported by the scientific publication “Motherboard”.

Reuters was unable to review the information immediately. On a well-known low-level hacker website, the information is being provided in digital credits worth a few euros. Determine the data by comparing the data with the phone numbers of people he knows. Other reporters said they were also able to match known phone numbers with detailed information in the data dump.

Facebook said in a statement that the data was “very old” and related to the issue it fixed in August 2019.

Reuters’ attempts to reach the leaker via messaging service Telegram did not immediately succeed.

Gal told Reuters that Facebook users should be wary of “social engineering attacks” by people who may obtain their phone numbers or other private data in the coming months.

The latest leaked news was first reported by Business Insider.

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