A massive data breach at Facebook has resulted in the personal data of 267 Facebook users being leaked to the dark web, according to the findings of cybersecurity firm Comparitech and researcher Bob Diachenko.
An unsecured database was found on the dark web containing the Facebook IDs, phone numbers, and names of 267,140,436 different users of the monopoly platform. The researchers warn that this information could be used by individuals with malicious intent, most likely through targeted phishing schemed and spam messages.
“A database this big is likely to be used for phishing and spam, particularly via SMS. Facebook users should be on the lookout for suspicious text messages,” Paul Bischoff of Comparitech wrote in his report about his firm’s research findings.
“Even if the sender knows your name or some basic information about you, be skeptical of any unsolicited messages,” he added.
Diachenko traced the database back to Vietnam and believes it may have been accessed through an illicit process known as “scraping,” which is when bots duplicate public information from Facebook profiles. They may have stolen the information directly from Facebook’s developer API as well.
“Facebook’s API could also have a security hole that would allow criminals to access user IDs and phone numbers even after access was restricted,” Diachenko said to Comparitech.
The records appeared to be accessible to anyone for two weeks before the breach was finally discovered. A downloadable link to receive the data was also made available on a popular hackers’ forum. This is hardly the only time that Facebook has been caught in scandals that have put sensitive user information into jeopardy.
A huge leak in September resulted in over 400 million user phone numbers being released to the public, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018 received widespread publicity due to the firm’s connection with the Trump administration.
Cambridge Analytica had used the personal data of millions of Facebook users without their notification, and harvested it for a political advertising campaign that proved to be very effective. While the Obama campaign was applauded for conducting a similar operation in 2012, the fake news media and deep state seized upon Cambridge Analytica as villainous because they worked for the wrong candidate. Nevertheless, the scandal exposed how data is exploited in creepy and invasive ways because of the tech giant.
Facebook claims they have already made changes that will prevent catastrophes like this from happening in the future.
“We are looking into this issue, but believe this is likely information obtained before changes we made in the past few years to better protect people’s information,” a spokesperson for Facebook told the Daily Mail.
Comparitech is advising Facebook users to limit the amount of information they make visible to the public while using the platform to avoid being put at risk due to Facebook’s inability or unwillingness to protect their customers’ data.
Facebook Instituted Extreme Censorship After Presidential Election to Bury Fraud Whistleblowers
This is the greatest crime in U.S. history.
In the direct aftermath of the election, Facebook instituted brand new draconian censorship measures in order to prevent electoral fraud whistleblowers from having their voices heard on the platform.
The New York Times revealed in an article published on Tuesday how Facebook became Big Brother to enforce the Democrat theft of America:
President Trump was already casting the election as rigged, and stories from right-wing media outlets with false and misleading claims about discarded ballots, miscounted votes and skewed tallies were among the most popular news stories on the platform.
Typically, N.E.Q. scores play a minor role in determining what appears on users’ feeds. But several days after the election, Mr. Zuckerberg agreed to increase the weight that Facebook’s algorithm gave to N.E.Q. scores to make sure authoritative news appeared more prominently, said three people with knowledge of the decision, who were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations.
The change was part of the “break glass” plans Facebook had spent months developing for the aftermath of a contested election. It resulted in a spike in visibility for big, mainstream publishers like CNN, The New York Times and NPR
As a result of Facebook’s editorial policy to censor whistleblowers, much of the public has been convinced of the legitimacy of an incredibly dubious election marred with improprieties and abnormalities.
Big League Politics reported on the insanity of election night in Detroit after tens of thousands of mystery ballot showed up:
One day after the election, the results are still pending and will likely depend on the rust belt. President Donald Trump holds a strong lead in the state of Michigan, but the city of Detroit and their mail-in and absentee ballots have yet to be officially tallied.
In news that will likely cast further doubt on the election results, tens of thousands of absentee ballots arrived in large U.S. Postal Service boxes at the TCF Center in Detroit, Mich. on Wednesday morning at 3:30 am. The TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, is where the absentee ballots are counted for Wayne County, which is the home of Detroit.
Former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck wrote that the total number of ballots dumped on the counting board totaled 38,000…
Before the ballots showed up mysteriously at 3:30 am, no ballots had arrived at the TCF Center for over six hours, and many poll workers in the facility sat around with no work to do while getting paid hundreds of dollars by the state of Michigan.
According to Michigan election law, all of these mail-in and absentee ballots had to be submitted before 8pm on Tuesday night in order to be lawfully accepted and counted for the election. This means the city of Detroit potentially sat on these ballots for hours. The white van that arrived had the name of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey emblazoned upon it as well as a logo and a phone number. Last month, Winfrey set the stage to drag out the process in an interview with ABC 7 News.
“We’re back in control, and we know that we will have nearly 10,000 poll workers that will be working with us to process ballots on election day, or election week is what we’re calling it now, because we know we’re going to be slow,” she said, adding that she was not going to let “outside influencers” get in the way of her election day schemes.
If the election steal isn’t reversed, Western Civilization is finished, and the Beast System will reign supreme over the world.
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