Facebook: is your phone number affected by the big data breach?

    After discovering a security hole on Facebook exposing 533 million phone numbers around the world, we wanted to know if yours was in the leaked database.


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    The spotlight was on Facebook earlier this week after a big data breach was revealed. Following this, they are indeed 533 million phone numbers found in nature, including around 20 million French numbers.

    This major security breach dates back to 2019 while Facebook offered a tool for importing contacts on its mobile application. The functionality had been updated, but the damage was already done. All these phone numbers had been extracted and collected by malicious people.

    If your number is in the leaked database Facebook, we recommend that you pay attention to the potential abusive telephone canvassing that you may suffer as well as Fraudulent SMS.

    In addition, it is important to warn against the dangers of SIM swapping. A technique that allows a hacker to steal your identity. Change your phone number without changing your mobile plan could thus be a good solution to protect you from it.

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