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Personal data stolen on Facebook, the main cases of infringement

Available online databases, system failures, privacy violations, the Menlo Park company is permanently attacked

It is news of the day of the new case of exposure of users' personal data for Facebook. Personal data stolen on Facebook with an estimated database of 267 million profilesof the social network. The amount of personal information could be freely consulted on the net, without the need to enter passwords. The database remained online for about two weeks, from 4 to 19 December, and the result can also be downloaded via a hacker forum.

But we know as well as Facebook in the past aendangered the data of its own members suffering hacker attacks and compromising data with archives contained information such as the 'user ID', which identifies the user, name and phone number.

The 28 September 2018 the number of Facebook users' profiles violated, due to a security flaw was 50 million accounts. The company then specified that 15 million users had seen their name and personal contacts on the social network compromised while for another 14 million users were only violated additional details.

Of the 4 April 2019 instead the breach of security in the Facebook data that was unveiled and in which no ibucketsu were identifiedAmazon S3packed with sensitive and personal information but without any protection against indiscriminate access.

Of the most recent 6 November 2019 Facebook's privacy problem. The company then declared on one of its blogs that somedevelopersof apps had kept aimproper accessto personal data stolen on Faceboo from the members of the Groups. About100 developersthey could have access to user data, including 11 in the last two months. Facebook, however, that does not revealthe names of the 100 developerswhich had prolonged access to the data.

Personal data stolen on Facebook

The words of the company after the further violation attack: "We are examining this problem, but we believe that this is information obtained most probably before the changes we have made in recent years to better protect people's information ": this is the comment of a Facebook spokesman".

The security companyComparitech who identified this latest flaw states that the data may have been extrapolated from the platform linked to the application developers (API). Or through a "scraping" operation, a technique of extracting data from a site using special software.