According to the latest Cyble (Cybersecurity Intelligence) tweet revealed that data from more than 267 million Facebook users had been sold on the dark web.
Cybersecurity has evolved considerably since its creation. People often associate cybersecurity with computers, but its application is much broader than this. Hackers now have 114 years to modernize and improve by breaking cybersecurity systems. Hacking tools and methods have increased with the growth of the Internet, and it is far more convenient to attack a business or an individual in this way. These tools are called “operating groups” and are designed to exploit human vulnerabilities or vulnerabilities on a computer or servers; those who run these tools have been called “script kiddies”.
Appropriate cybersecurity is not necessarily limited to protecting the network, as most hackers will not attempt to attack the network, but will instead target a website or server. Access to the network is more difficult for hackers, as most people and businesses have a problematic firewall to hack.
The most recent and significant incident occurred when Cybersecurity Intelligence Cyble discovered last weekend that the personal data of 267 million Facebook users had been sold on the Dark Web and via hacking forums. For £ 500.
The data disclosed includes email addresses, names, Facebook IDs, dates of birth and phone numbers. Fortunately, these records do not contain user passwords. However, the data disclosed is sufficient to deceive and deceive the victims into stealing the credentials.
Cyble told a site called BleepingComputer that his investigators bought all the data and also checked the database themselves and that they are adding details to the Facebook accounts assigned to the http://AmIbreached.com notification service. Violations. Users can check whether they are affected by the attack or not.
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“At this point, we don’t know how the data was leaked at first instance; it’s hard to guess “. It could be due to a third-party API (Application Programming Interface) leak or cancellation,” said Pino Arora, CEO and founder. Cyble said in a statement.
Cyble encourages users to adjust their privacy settings on their Facebook accounts and to beware of unsolicited emails and text messages.
In December 2019, a similar treasure trove of more than 267 million personal information of Facebook users was revealed in the Elasticsearch database open on Dark Web. Compareitech discovered this treasure in cooperation with security researcher Bob Dyachenko.
Anyone could access the database publicly without a password or any form of authentication. It included the full names, phone numbers and user IDs of 267,140,436 Facebook users, most of whom resided in the United States of America.