New Facebook Data Breach as Hackers Sell Tens of Millions of Facebook Accounts Details for Low Price

You might have heard about the scandal that went around hundreds of thousands of account details for Zoom users being stolen and then sold on the black market. Whenever something like this happens you might just end up thinking that it was a freak accident and that things like this don’t really happen all that often on a day to day basis and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that you would not be exposed to the countless problems that people face in this regard.

However, it turns out that the company that uncovered the Zoom account detail theft Cyble has revealed that a similar but far more massive instance has occurred this time with the social media giant that is Facebook. The data breach that has occurred is pretty huge, with account details for over 267 million Facebook IDs being stolen. The thing is, they were just stolen and have already been sold on the web, and the price they fetched would surprise you because of the fact that it is quite low indeed, coming in at just $540 dollars.

Now, before you start panicking you should try your best to realize that the account details that were purchased did not have any passwords in them. While some researchers reveals that the harvested data includes a lot of duplicate entries and a lot of fake data as well. This is why the price was so low. However, the buyers did get email addresses, phone numbers as well as all other private details associated with accounts which might just end up making it more likely that they would potentially be able to come up with some kind of a scam that would make it seem like they are from Facebook and have details to prove it except they would be asking for more info that could potentially end up granting them access to your account.



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