Facebook users all over the country are affected by a data breach. But we have been watching FB technical difficulties for a few months now. Facebook recently got into trouble with a data leak. About 267 million users’ data has been leaked online. However, this has now become a major topic of discussion.
According to a report released by CompareTech security researcher Job Diachenko, nearly 267 million Facebook users’ IDs, phone numbers, names, and other personal information have been leaked. He alleges that all of this data was exposed through an API (Application Programming Interface) security flaw in the FB.
On the other hand, Facebook, which responded to the job allegations, said it was investigating the data leak and made changes to the security issue. Facebook has also revealed that now the stolen data could be done before they can improve their security system.
There is no information on how users will identify whether their Facebook account was hacked or not. However, this is not the first time when Facebook is involved in such a controversy. Last year, Facebook was engulfed in a major controversy where it was revealed that the social media giant was involved with a political consulting firm called Cambridge Analytica in harvesting data of millions of users without their consent and used it for political advertising purposes.