This breach was not even reported by Facebook themselves but was uncovered by a security researcher, Alon Gal. Even Mark Zuckerberg’s, the Facebook founder’s data was breached, his data such as; phone number, user ID, marriage details, birth date, had gotten out. It was also found out that he was using his rival companies messaging platform Signal, which is highly ironic.
This is not even the first time that a data breach has happened, during the 2019 debacle, Facebook claimed that they have secured their networks and that no such data breach will take place again. And yet, here we are again in 2021 with the same recurring problem.
However, it is a good thing many have stepped up to help when Facebook themselves didn’t even acknowledge their faults. If you are wondering if you might have been one of the people that have gotten their data scattered online. Then here are some measures you can take to find out if you are part of the data breach.
Troy Hunt, an Australian web security consultant who is acknowledged for his public education and outreach on security topics. He has created a website to track if you are one of the unfortunate people to get their data breached, the websites name is; Have I been Pwned. To check if you are one of the victims, you should just enter your email or phone number with your countries suffix. This will not only tell you if you were part of the Facebook breach but also any other breaches that might have had your Data compromised.