If you are also worried that your details are not there in the latest data leaked from Facebook, then there is a website to reduce your anxiety. Recently, the details of millions of people from different countries around the world were leaked on the online database. Most of these were mobile numbers. The leaked data also includes the phone number of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. There is an online tool on the website ‘Have i been pwned’ so that you can know whether your mobile number or email address has been leaked.
Data from 106 countries
Facebook says the data was part of an “old” data leak operation in 2019, but privacy monitoring is now under investigation. Now the leaked data has been published for free on the hacking forum, so it is widely available. Researchers say the database contains data of 53 million 30 million people from 106 countries, including 30 million Americans, 11 million British and seven million Australians.
So many mobile numbers leaked
Troy Hunt, a cyber security expert who runs Have i been pwned website, says that not every user has all kinds of information, but 500 million mobile phone numbers have been leaked, while only a few million email addresses have been leaked. Troy Hunt says that when news of Facebook’s data leaks started spreading, “extraordinary traffic” started coming to his website.
The website will tell whether the information was leaked or not
Earlier, users could only search email addresses on this platform. Now on this website, your mobile number can also be entered in the search box and this website will verify whether your information is present in this leaked database or not.
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