Facebook: Social Media Company
Risk to Small Business: 1.627 = Severe
A treasure trove of Facebook user data landed in a hacking forum over the weekend. Hackers dropped a slew of PII on Facebook users including phone numbers and some contact information of hundreds of millions of users for free online. A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that the data was scraped due to a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019.
Individual Risk: 1.627 = Severe
This fresh dump of exposed data includes various PII for over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK and 6 million on users in India. Exposed data includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios and email addresses. This information can be used to mount spear phishing and brand impersonation schemes.
Customers Impacted: 533 million
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Cybercriminals will love this windfall. Data like this lives forever on the dark web, providing ammunition for future cyberattacks and fraud.