In April 2021, a large data set of over 500 million Facebook users was made freely available for download. Encompassing approximately 20% of Facebook’s subscribers, the data was allegedly obtained by exploiting a vulnerability Facebook advises they rectified in August 2019. The primary value of the data is the association of phone numbers to identities; whilst each record included phone, only 2.5 million contained an email address. Most records contained names and genders with many also including dates of birth, location, relationship status and employer.
Accounts breached: 509458528
Breached on: August 01, 2019
Exposed data: Dates of birth, Email addresses, Employers, Genders, Geographic locations, Names, Phone numbers, and Relationship statuses
Added on: April 04, 2021