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How to check if you are part of the recent Facebook data breach

Facebook data breaches have been very rampant in the recent past.

Over the weekend, cybersecurity experts revealed that about half a billion Facebook users’ personal information was breached – a treasure trove of data the includes full names, birthdays, phone numbers and their location.

Facebook said that the massive leak stems from an issue in 2019, which has since been fixed. Still, there’s no clawing back that data.

Although this data is from 2019, it could still be of value to hackers and cyber criminals like those who engage in identify theft.

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But a third-party website, haveibeenpwned.com, makes it simple to check by inputting your email. For now, it just checks if your email was among those stolen.

HaveIBeenPwned creator and security expert Troy Hunt said on Twitter that he’s examining whether to add phone numbers.”The primary value of the data is the association of phone numbers to identities; whilst each record included phone, only 2.5 million contained an email address,” Hunt’s website said.

You will find if you have been part of the Facebook breach as well as any other breaches in which your data may have been compromised.

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