Cellphone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got leaked in the data breach, suggest reports. This is the same data breach that leaked information of around 500 million Facebook users. Personal information like location, date of birth, marriage information, and Facebook user ID of Zuckerberg was stolen and made available on a hacker forum. The report about the leak has been confirmed by cyber researcher Dave Walker. Walker said that the personal information of Facebook Inc co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz too were leaked.
“Regarding the Facebook leak that involved information of around 533 million users, the iron is that details of Mark Zuckerberg is regrettably included as well,” Walker tweeted. When asked to comment on the development, a Facebook spokesperson said that it was old data. “The data we are talking about is old. We got to know about the issue and fixed it in August 2019,” the Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying by a report. But Facebook has not made any comment on information related to Facebook CEO getting leaked.
The information was being first distributed by a bot. But now the entire dataset has been made available free on the hacking forum. The first Facebook data leak includes the much-talked-about Cambridge Analytica saga. At that time, personal information of around 87 million was accessed by the political data analytics firm. Following the reports about the leak, the social media giant was hit a huge fine. The Federal Trade Commission had imposed a fine of USD 5 billion on Facebook. It was the part of settlement claims that Facebook mishandled the data of its users. The social media giant has vowed to take all measures to clamp down on data breaches. Facebook in a post had said that it will take appropriate actions against potential past abuse. The company also promised to put stronger security measures in place to prevent such measures in the future.