Security expert Dave Walker posted on Twitter a screenshot of Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked phone number stating, “Mark Zuckerberg is on signal.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (file photo)
Recently, there has been a case of 533 million Facebook users leaking data, this data has been posted on a forum. The leak of data from users as well as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has caught fire. You say what’s new in this? The new one is that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg uses the Signal app.
In fact, Zuckerberg’s phone number was among the leaked data of 533 million Facebook users. According to an online report, apart from Zuckerberg’s contact number, data including his name, location, marital details, birth date and Facebook user ID were also leaked. A security researcher revealed that Zuckerberg uses the signal from his leaked phone number. Mark Zuckerberg is using the signal to take care of his own privacy, which provides end-to-end encryption.
Security expert Dave Walker posted on Twitter a screenshot of Zuckerberg’s leaked phone number stating, “Mark Zuckerberg is on signal.”
In another turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg also respects his own privacy, by using a chat app that has end-to-end encryption and isn’t owned by @facebook
This is the number associated with his account from the recent facebook leak. https://t.co/AXbXrF4ZxE
— Dave Walker (@Daviey) April 4, 2021
Facebook co-founders’ data leaked
Facebook’s co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskowitz were also among the affected users, whose personal data has been leaked on the forum. Walker said the data breech also included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s contact, among 533 million others. He wrote on Twitter, “The irony about 533M people’s Facebook leaks is that Mark Zuckerberg has also been included in the leak.”
According to another security expert Alon Gall, the data was leaked in 2020, which was able to see the phone number associated with each Facebook account. Facebook noted that this is an old data that was reported in 2019. We fixed it only in August 2019. At the same time, Facebook has not given any statement on the data leak of Zuckerberg at the moment. However, according to Gail, despite that defect being corrected, it can provide valuable information to cybercriminals.
6 million Indian users also included
Of the 533 million affected Facebook users, 32 million were from the US, 11 million were from the UK and 6 million were from India. Apart from the contact number, privacy details included users’ personal details such as their location, full name, birth date, Facebook ID and email address. According to a Bloomberg report, the database of stolen phone numbers was posted in a hackers’ forum and can easily be given to anyone with a basic computing skill.
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