Today we’ll tell you how to check if Facebook has leaked your data. This weekend has had a very serious event in terms of cybersecurity. There has been a massive data leak on Facebook, affecting 530 million accounts. A lot of countries have been affected; Up to 11 million accounts in our country have been compromised by this data leak.
How to check if Facebook has leaked my data?
Therefore, there is a high probability that your Facebook account has been affected by this leak. But is there a way to check if your account has been affected? The truth is yes, thanks to the website Have I been pwned, which allows us to check if our email has been involved in a security breach.
With this website and following the steps below, you will be sure that your account has not been affected or, at least, you will mitigate the damage caused in case you have been involved in such a problem.
Have I been affected?
Starting from the web, the truth is that this is the quickest and easiest way to check if your email is associated with a service that has suffered a security breach. One advantage of the service is that it will also tell us if our email has been affected by pastes, something we will explain a little later.
The process is very simple. We enter the website, enter our email and in a few moments, it will tell us if we have been affected by the Facebook security breach or by any other. We will detail at what time the leak was made and especially what sensitive data were affected in it.
Next to the number of breaches, you will see what is known as pastes. When a platform is compromised, some of the first consequences are, for example, that our data appears on sites such as Pastebin, which are dedicated to copy and paste sensitive data on their websites. On these sites, attackers often publish this data quite frequently to perform complete data dumps.
This implies that the more pastes our emails have suffered, the more likely it is that they have been seriously compromised, for example, being used in spam campaigns or simply being at the mercy of an attacker who has our information at hand.
Once the search has been performed, it will check in which security problems our email has been compromised. The problem is that it does not specify what data has been compromised as such, simply if our email has been affected by one of the security leaks that the web has in its database.
What should I do?
Whether you have received a positive or negative result, you must take certain security measures, especially in the case of an attack as important as the one we are dealing with. If your account has been compromised, in that case, you must follow these recommendations below.
The most important thing: Change your password, and above all, activate the two-step verification if the service allows it. If the password you used for that service is shared with others (for example, for your email or other platforms) you should change them all, since using the same password for multiple services is a risk that can cause real wreckage for our cybersecurity.
If your email has been involved in more than one cybersecurity breach, it is advisable to review all the services and change the passwords (remember, always different from each other) or if they are old services that we no longer use, delete the accounts. It is also important that we activate the two-step verification of all our email accounts affected in at least one breach.