Massive Facebook data leak connected to undisclosed 2019 breach

Facebook on Tuesday responded to a recently reported data leak that potentially impacted more than 530 million users, saying the information was likely scraped from its servers in a newly disclosed 2019 incident.

FacebookFacebook product management director Mike Clark, in what smacks of an attempt to downplay the massive breach, explained the situation in a blog post published to the company’s newsroom. Importantly, the post and additional reporting from Wired reveals a previously unreported breach of Facebook’s systems.Clark acknowledges a Business Insider report regarding a massive leak of data related to some 530 million Facebook users, but emphasizes that the information was scraped and not obtained through a hack. He adds that Facebook is “confident” that it rectified the issue.

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