Today, in a well-attended hacker forum, a well-attended hacker forum says the privacy of more than half a billion Facebook users is being leaked – a potential risk to millions of cryptocurrency dealers and traders, who may now be vulnerable to sim swaps and other identities. Existing attacks.

The source was first spotted by Alon Gal, chief technology officer at Hudson Rock security company, who posted on Twitter earlier today about the leak:

Gal said the leak was related to a security issue that was first discovered in 2019. In January 2021, it became known that hackers were able to use the information to gain access to users’ phone numbers; The leak has now been expanded to include “phone number, Facebook ID, full name, location, previous location, date of birth, (sometimes) email address, account creation date, relationship status, bio.”

According to Gal, this information can now allow hackers and fraudsters to spread many exploits of social manipulation and other nefarious scams:

“Bad participants will definitely use the information for social engineering, fraud, piracy, and marketing.”
Cryptocurrency users are particularly at risk of such attacks. Earlier this year, a victim of a SIM exchange attack filed a lawsuit against the mobile phone company T-Mobile for $ 450,000, and in 2018 Kaspersky Lab discovered that hackers had managed to steal 21,000 ETH worth more than $ 43 million as a result of the attacks on social networks. . Within 12 months.

The data breach is also an order of magnitude larger than the ledger breach late last year. Immediately after the leak of more than 270,000 users online, users reported ransomware threats and filed lawsuits against the hardware wallet company.

Source: CoinTelegraph