Mark Zuckerberg’s phone also leaked in Facebook’s latest data breach. The data leak of 500 million users has been the news that has frozen the social web during this week, data that was stolen some time ago, in 2019, but is now available for free on the dark web, so many have had access to names, emails, and phones, including that of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The data disclosed on the forum includes Zuckerberg’s name, location, marriage details, date of birth, and Facebook user ID, as well as his phone, although in the disclosed screenshot they have blacked it out so as not to escalate the problem further.
Cyber investigator Dave Walker said that, in addition to Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz also appear.
Insider, the first media outlet to report the leak, contacted Facebook on Sunday and a company spokesperson said it was old data that was previously reported in 2019, and that they fixed the problem in August 2019. However, they did not comment on the reports about Zuckerberg’s personal information.
The problem isn’t that it’s new or old data, the problem is that Holmes claims that publishing the entire data set on the hacking forum means that it is now open to a much larger and potentially malicious audience.
By accessing haveibeenpwned.com it is possible to check whether our email or phone is part of that or any other data leak, although it is much better to always assume it is and act appropriately, changing passwords and paying attention to potential scams over the phone.