Facebook Leaves Users in the Dark After Massive Breach

Failing once again to protect its users’ personal information, Facebook was subject to a breach that exposed the “personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries … [including] their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and – in some cases – email addresses.” Facebook claims that this data was scraped due to a vulnerability that the company patched back in 2019. But once the information is out there, patching a vulnerability after the fact doesn’t keep user information off of hacking forums or out of the hands of scammers. Despite the massive scale of the breach, Facebook reported that it would not notify its users that their personal information had been compromised.

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