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British company reports data leakage of more than 267 million Facebook users

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to experts, hackers from Vietnam may be involved in data theft
16:58, 20 December 2019

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In December, a database containing information about 267 million 140 thousand 436 Facebook users appeared on one of the hacker forums. This was reported by British research company Comparitech.

The leak reportedly affected mostly U.S. residents. Their full names, phone numbers, and a unique Facebook account ID appeared on the Internet.

According to experts, hackers from Vietnam may be involved in data theft.

Related: France finds evidence of Russian hackers interfering in Macron’s campaign

Comparitech notes that the database appeared on the Internet on December 4. On December 12, it became available for download on the hacker forum. The name of the forum is not specified.

But the database has no longer been available since December 19.

As we reported earlier, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned 17 Russian citizens and seven companies involved in the Russian cybercrime Evil Corp, which is responsible for developing and distributing Dridex malware.

"Evil Corp. has used malicious Dridex software to infect computers and collect credentials from hundreds of banks and financial institutions in more than 40 countries, leading to the theft of more than 100 million dollars. This malicious software has caused millions of dollars in damages to U.S. and international financial institutions and their clients,” the department states.

Related: Russian hackers create fake versions of popular apps for espionage, - media

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