Over 500M Facebook account records leaked on hacking forum

A major cache of personal data for more than 500 million Facebook users has been published on hacking forums, in one of the biggest lapses of data protection for the social network so far.

A Facebook data center in Sweden from 2016A Facebook data center in Sweden from 2016

The database, published to a hacking forum, contains the personal data for hundreds of millions of Facebook users around the world. The data, which was discovered on Saturday, has the potential to be used for a variety of crimes, including other hacks and social engineering.

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