The mobile phone numbers of more than 50 crores Facebook users are on cell via telegram. This is a big breach of security. According to security researcher Alon Gal (Motherboard), the data includes the phone numbers of more than six million Indian users. This difficulty was first revealed by Gal on Twitter. Gal had said that the person who was running the boat claimed that a flaw in the social media company had brought information about 533 million Facebook users, which the company had hidden in 2019.
Phone number price fixed
But with this, almost all people got access to the numbers associated with Facebook account worldwide. With this, a database of social media user accounts was created and their numbers are now being sold through boats.
Any person who has another phone number can search Facebook user ID via telegram boat and it works the opposite also. However, the person who wants to access the information will have to pay some money. The person who is selling the phone number or user ID through this boat, they are giving 20 US dollars. There is also bulk pricing for the data. The fixed price of the boat for 10 thousand credits is 5000 US dollars.
Data from users from more than 100 countries
There are reports of telegram boats running from at least 12 January 2021, but the data given is from 2019. However, the data may be accurate. Because very few people change their phone numbers often. According to the Security Researcher, data of users from more than 100 countries is on sale through boats. He said that despite the concern of serious privacy, it was not reported much when the case was first exposed.