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Hackers disclose personal information of 47,000 Facebook users from Ukraine

The information was sold for 10 cents per a profile; in some of them, it is even possible to read personal messages
16:54, 2 November 2018

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Hackers disclosed personal information of 47,000 accounts of Ukrainians on Facebook via FBserver website. In total, 257,000 accounts of social network users from different countries were exposed. This is reported in the investigation of journalists of Russian Service BBC.

In 81,000 accounts, it is possible to access the private messages.

Hackers who are responsible for the leakage claim that they have information of 120 million people in total. To gain this data, they used malware browser extensions and internal weaknesses of the social network.

There are website's sections in almost 200 countries worldwide, and this number includes accounts from the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, and the CIS countries.

Related: Hackers hacked into Pentagon database

The first message from hackers appeared in early September, at the Blackhatworld forum dedicated to the search engine optimization. A user nicknamed FBSaler said that he could sell Facebook accounts from 120 million users database on Fbserver website.

As it was reported earlier, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey testified at the Senate Intelligence Committee on the measures that the social networks take to resist the foreign interference.

Related: Hackers get access to bank accounts in Austria, send several thousands of Euros to Ukraine

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