The entire database is being sold for $30,000 on a hacker forum.
Last month a hacker was selling 267 million Facebook user data on a dark web marketplace. Now, a hacker or call them a threat actor is claiming to have access to a database with 500 million Facebook user data from 82 countries.What’s worse is that the data is currently being sold on an infamous hacking forum, Hackread.com has learned.
As seen on the forum, the hacker has been offering the treasure trove of data since May 15th, 2020 and includes personal information such as,
Furthermore, the hacker has divided the price of the data into three parts, for instance, $1500 per million, $450 per 100,000, and $30,000 for 500 million for the entire database. The listing also states that the information in the database was stolen between November 2019 to May 2020.
As for the users’ location and the number of data being offered, here is the full list:Afghanistan 500,000 Albania 500,000 Algeria 11,800,000 Argentina 2,300,000 Austria 1,200,000 Australia 7,300,000 Bahrain 1,600,000 Bangladesh 3,800,000 Belgium 3,100,000 Bolivia 2,900,000 Brazil 8,000,000 Brunei 200,000 Bulgaria 250,000 Cameroon 1,900,000 Canada 3,400,000 Chile 6,800,000 China 670,000 Colombia 17,900,000 Costa Rica 1,400,000 Croatia 650,000 Cyprus 100,000 Czech Republic 1,300,000 Denmark 630,000 Ecuador 310,000 Egypt 44,800,000 Finland 1,300,000 France 19,800,000 Germany 6,000,000 Ghana 1,000,000 Greece 610,000 Guatemala 1,600,000 Hong Kong 2,900,000 Hungary 370,000 India 6,100,000 Indonesia 130,000 Iran 300,000 Iraq 17,000,000 Italy 35,600,000 Jamaica 380,000 Japan 420,000 Jordan 3,100,000 Kazakistan 3,200,000 Kuwait 4,460,000 Lebanon 1,800,000 Libya 4,400,000 Lithuania 200,000 Luxemburg 180,000 Macao 410,000 Mauritius 840,000 Mexico 13,300,000 Morocco 18,900,000 Namibia 400,000 Netherland 5,400,000 Nigeria 11,630,000 Norway 470,000 Oman 5,000,000 Palestine 3,300,000 Panama 1,500,000 Peru 8,000,000 Philipinnes 890,000 Poland 3,200,000 Portugal 2,200,000 Puerto Rico 130,000 Qatar 2,500,000 Russia 9,900,000 Saudi Arabia 28,800,000 Serbia 162,000 Singapore 3,000,000 Slovenia 220,000 South Africa 14,300,000 Spain 10,800,000 Sudan 9,400,000 Sweden 1,000,000 Switzereland 1,500,000 Syria 6,900,000 Taiwan 730,000 Tunisia 6,200,000 Turkey 19,500,000 United Arab Emirates 6,900,000 United Kingdom 11,500,000 Uruguay 1,500,000 Yemen 7,200,000
So far it is unclear if the database has got any seller at all. However, it is worth noting that Hackread.com strictly stands against selling or buying user data.
The sample data seen by Hackread.com suggests that the database has been stolen from a misconfigured database or bought from a third-party marketing firm.Remember, third-party firms can use data scrapping, a fairly common practice to extract the personal information of users from websites like Facebook or Twitter.
Facebook in particular allows users to access third-party websites by using their existing Facebook login information. This information can be accessed by cybercriminals in case proper security measures are not implemented. For instance, malicious elements can use ‘scraper bots’ to extract private information anonymously.
Nevertheless, the victims of the breach are yet again unsuspecting Facebook users who are now open to phishing scams, smishing attacks (SMS phishing), and identity theft using publically available photos on their profiles, etc.
If you are on Facebook, make sure to limit the information you share with the public. Also, keep your personal photos only accessible to those in your friend lists rather than public. Or you can simply learn how to permanently delete your Facebook account.
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