Facebook has no plans to inform 530 million users if they are affected by the data leak
By now, you would have read news about how 530 million Facebook user profiles were published online in an unsecured database. This includes the millions of Malaysian Facebook users and even Mark Zuckerberg himself as well. People were wondering how will Facebook respond to this and they just did, read on below on their comment.
According to Facebook, this data leak was done through scraping before September 2019 and so far, information such as finance, health and passwords were not part of the leak. How this scraping got through was using a contact importer which helped people to find friends and family to connect. The Facebook team had already fixed this issue in 2019 but for those who put their phone numbers and email address in their profile, it's likely to appear online.
Facebook said that the team is dedicated to taking down users who misuse their tools, but they can't always prevent data sets like this recent one. Since the issue was addressed 2 years ago, it seems that there's no plan to inform the affected Facebook users at all. But they recommend users not to share everything online publicly and do regular privacy checkups as well. Setting up two-factor authentication is also a good idea.
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