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How to check if your account was part of Facebook’s 533M record leak

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Summary (IA Generated)

Multiple reports over the weekend confirmed that an attacker published details — including names, user IDs, phone numbers, and emails — of more than 533 million Facebook users on a forum.

Few days ago a user created a Telegram bot allowing users to query the database for a low fee, enabling people to find the phone numbers linked to a very large portion of Facebook accounts.

While most records had phone numbers attached to them, multiple email IDs were also exposed.

You can use haveibeenpwned, a website that loads email IDs that were exposed in various breaches, to check if your ID was affected.

If your email was compromised, you’ll get a warning to change the password and enable two-factor authentication.

You can also scroll down on the page to see all the breaches that may have included your credentials tied to the email address you entered.

Warning message on haveibeenpwned indicating that your email ID has been compromised.

The founder of the website is also considering loading the leaked phone numbers in the database.

You can check here if any of your old passwords have been compromised — so you could avoid reusing them.

Facebook told The Record that this data dump originated from its 2019 breach, and the issue was fixed in August that year.


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