Was my Facebook hacked? How to check if your data is among the 533 mil

Over the weekend it was confirmed that over half a billion Facebook customers had had their account particulars leaked on-line. With the particulars of 533 million Facebook accounts leaked, the leak impacts roughly one in each 5 Facebook customers. Meaning there’s a couple of 20% probability a Facebook person has had their particulars leaked. The leaked data is believed to have been scrapped by hackers in 2019 and solely posted as a database on-line lately–free to all who need to entry it. The leaked data consists of the following details about affected Facebook customers:

  • Telephone numbers
  • Facebook ID
  • Full title
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • The content material of their Facebook bio
  • Electronic mail deal with (in some instances)

It was additionally revealed over the weekend that among the leaked data is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s info, in addition to the information of Facebook co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz. Proper now there is no devoted software obtainable to discover out if your Facebook info was included in the leak, however there is a roundabout approach to check if it was. Right here’s how to check if your data was among the 533 million leaked accounts:

  1. Go to HaveIBeenPowned.com.
  2. Enter the e mail deal with that you just use for your Facebook account.
  3. HaveIBeenPowned will then let you know if that e mail deal with is included in any data breaches. You can too join automated notifications when the e mail has been present in a brand new data breach.

Nonetheless, even if your e mail doesn’t present up in any breaches, it’s factor to change your Facebook password now and ensure to allow two-factor authentication (2FA). Although passwords should not believed to be included in the Facebook leak, in some instances hackers may have the e mail deal with related to these Facebook account. They’ll then simply use instruments to strive commonly-used passwords together with the e mail deal with to break into your Facebook account. That’s why a powerful, distinctive password comprised of utterly random alphanumerics and enabling 2FA on your account is important.

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We’ve reached out to Facebook to get their feedback on the leak and can replace this publish if we hear again.