Hackers Sold Data Of 26.7 crore Facebook users For Rs. 41,500

Facebook Data Breach

Data breach and hacking are very common nowadays. One more incident that has created apprehension among people once again regarding their account is the selling of personal information of 26.7 crore Facebook users for approximately 500 euros (Rs 41,500) in March. As per Cyble, a risk assessment platform, the hackers have all the information about 26.7 crore users such as the email address, phone numbers, date of birth and Facebook ids.

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“At this stage, we are not aware of how the data got leaked at the first instance. It might be due to the leakage of in third-party API (Application Programming Interface) or scrapping,” Cyble informed IANS. In other news, Cyble has also informed that hackers have exposed more than five lakh credentials of Zoom app’s users.

One hacker interviewed by Motherboard, who claimed to have traded exploits found in Zoom on the black market stated that data of Zoom users were sold between $5,000 (Rs 3.81 lakh approx) and $30,000 (Rs 23 lakh approx.).

All this news is worrisome and we can only hope that the government takes stringent measures to stop such crime.