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Facebook 2019 Leak (Mobile phone numbers, profile information)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alex_6n2, 6 Apr 2021.

  1. Alex_6n2


    Joined: 24 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,359

    Location: Bristol

    Troy hunt has just released an update on his website so you can check if your mobile phone number was leaked in 2019 by Facebook alongside your profile information (e.g. location, past locations, relationships etc)

    You need to use international format, so 447777 777 777 instead of 07777 777 777

    Nice of Facebook to make everyone affected aware their information is available freely on the internet....

  2. Lysander


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 17,997

    Location: Flatland

    My phone number is fine since I never give it out.

    My email address is another matter...
  3. watercooledman

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 1,728

    yup phone number is fine not email though.
  4. Craterloads


    Joined: 26 Dec 2009

    Posts: 9,022

    Location: North

    Phone number breached with Facebook

    email breached at about 10 different places :eek: inc Adobe, nexus mods and many more
  5. SuperOwl86


    Joined: 16 Apr 2012

    Posts: 427

    Phone number breached but not my email address.
  6. GreatAuk


    Joined: 3 Apr 2009

    Posts: 2,750

    Location: Warrington

    My phone by number is in the Facebook leak :mad:
    Email apparently safe though.
    (checked some old emails and they've all been leaked from multiple places though :(. Luckily my primary one is safe for now)

    Pretty bad that they haven't been in contact.
  7. krooton


    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,463

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Neither in the FB breach.
  8. burtie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 2,469

    I've been pwned by club penguin lol.
  9. Alex_6n2


    Joined: 24 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,359

    Location: Bristol

  10. Craterloads


    Joined: 26 Dec 2009

    Posts: 9,022

    Location: North

    Possibility of a lawsuit or fine by government? This seems pretty bad, if they want to harvest all this info the very least they can do is keep it safe.
  11. Nasher


    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 22,016

    They don't care about how safe it is really, only the profits. They do the bare minimum to comply with rules. But maybe in this case they didn't even do that.
  12. Haggisman


    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 15,065

    Location: Birmingham

    Yup, my number is in the Facebook breach, might explain the increase in ambulance chasers and "HMRC agents" calling me the last couple of years.

    Looks like haveibeenpwned is getting... pwned :p Tried to sign up to view the details and it's timed out :/
  13. Yas786


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,728

    Location: All over the world...

    Nothing for mine although I deactivated and deleted my Facebook last year.
    Checked my mums as well, she’s never used Facebook but for some odd reason my brothers thought it would be a great idea. But nothing is showing up for her either.
    She can’t even remember her login details for Facebook so I think she’s safe.
  14. V F


    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,720

    Location: UK

    I'm sure they really care. It's not been the first time.
  15. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 234,262

    Location: In the radio shack

    Neither the email address I use for Facebook, nor my phone number are listed as being compromised.
  16. Josh


    Joined: 23 Oct 2013

    Posts: 10,597

    Location: Surrey

    Phone is fine but email has been leaked by MyFitnessPal in 2018 and Zynga in 2019.

  17. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,462

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    I don't use the cesspit that is Facebook but the wife does and her email is on the list.
  18. Dirk Diggler


    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,876

    Would be funny if haveibeenpwned.com experienced a similar breach, should we really be putting information we want to remain private into that website?
  19. Hotwired


    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 9,074

    They already have a list. You're trusting their service to check against that list not store what you put in.
  20. doodah


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,204

    Location: London

    All three of my email addresses have been but not that surprised. My number seems safe though.