200,000 Private Records From Facebook’s User Database Stolen, Hackers Forum Confirms

A hacker has just raised the alarm amongst Facebook users after confirming that 200,000 personal data record entries were reportedly stolen from the firm’s database.

The news is alarming for obvious reasons as the claims further went on to delineate how the cybercriminal dubbed ‘alogoatson breached contractors’ efforts that are in charge of Facebook’s cloud services. They stole part of the user database that featured a significant number of entries.

The information was rolled out by a leading threat actor dubbed ‘IntelBroker’ which is notorious for a long list of leaks that entailed data stolen through General Electric and a long list of high-profile attacks taking place.

This sample entails lists featuring full names, profile image links, and hashed passwords. Other than that, profile ratings, settings, and plenty of reviews were on display.

The hacker explained how the data that was compromised included the likes of Physical IDs.

This database was first rolled out in February and has close to 24k email IDs and a host of other compromised information. Media outlets tried to request tech giant Meta for more comments on this front but there is no response so far.

This is clearly not the first time that we’ve seen such measures take center stage where a firm like Facebook has become the center of attention in a long list of data leaks. We saw in 2022 how a database from the same tech giant featuring data records of close to 533 million users on Facebook went public online without any additional costs attached.

For a while now, the company has been slammed for enabling third parties to gather data belonging to users as was seen in the high-profile and infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The danger is massive and cannot be ignored because it involves a large number of private data getting leaked that could potentially impact the lives of millions. So as you can see here, there’s a lot at stake.

So many threat actors managed to collect data for matters like phishing attacks, malicious attempts, and convincing attacks against a host of individuals where data was exposed.

Media outlets continues to update the top-of-the-line data leak checker to entail data arising from several different leaks. For this reason, warnings are generated so users continue to remain vigilant at all times and ensure top-level privacy and security with passwords that are not easy to break into.

Photo: Digital Information World - AIgen

H/T: Bleepingcomputer / Cybernews

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