Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers found lying around on the internet

Maybe time to invest in an early warning system like CybelAngel…?

TechCrunch reports that a security researcher stumbled across an exposed server on the internet containing databases with a total of more than 419 million records related to Facebook users.

According to TechCrunch’s reporting, each database record contains a user’s unique Facebook account ID (from which it’s possible to determine a user name) and phone numbers attached to the account. The treasure trove of data included 133 million records from US-based Facebook users, 18 million from the UK and 50 million records related to Vietnamese Facebook users.

But worst of all, with no password protection in place on the server, literally anybody with an internet connection could access the sensitive data.


Original article here