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Facebook: how to know if your phone number is circulating on the web

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What information was stolen?


The phone numbers of more than 500 million Facebook users were stolen and then posted on the web. You are probably wondering if your mobile number is in this list. You will find in this guide a solution to see if your personal data has been made public on the internet..

What information was stolen?

The Facebook platform was the victim of a large-scale attack during the year 2019. The data stolen by cybercriminals have just reappeared on the net, in recent days, in plain view.

This is not the first time that the social network has been the victim of this type of attack. We all remember the Cambridge Analytica affair and the data breach of 80 million users. But what is amazing about this attack is the number of people affected and the fact that the information has been posted online..

The stolen data concerns more than half a billion users (533 million) in 106 different countries. In France, nearly 20 million users have been affected by this attack. Personal information stolen includes phone number, Facebook ID, full name, place of residence, date of birth and in some cases email address.

Facebook says the flaw responsible for the massive data breach has since been corrected. However, the stolen data could be used by crooks for robocalls, spam campaigns or phishing operations..