- Mark Zuckerberg’s personal data appears to be among the data posted on the hacker forum.
- The cyber researcher said their co-founders also disclosed their data.
- Aaron Holmes of Insider has already reported a leak that affected more than 500 million users.
The Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mobile phone number is, according to the researcher, among the personal data leaked online on the low-level hacking forum.
Several outlets reported allegations of Zuckerberg’s disclosed personal information. Data was exposed, including his name, location and wedding details, date of birth, and Facebook user ID.
The disclosure has already been reported by Insander Aaron Holmes, which included the personal information of more than 500 million Facebook users posted on the forum.
Cyberist Dave Walker said Zuckerberg and Facebook Inc co-founder Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz are among the 533 million users who posted personal information on the forum.
“Regarding #FacebookLeak, out of 533 million people in the leak – the irony is that Mark Zuckerberg is unfortunately also involved in the leak, “Walker tweeted.
When Insider contacted Facebook on Sunday, a spokesman said: “These are old data that we have already reported in 2019. We found this problem and fixed it in August 2019.” Reports of Zuckerberg’s information were not commented on.
Holmes, however, reported that free publication of the full set of data on a hacker forum could now make it available to anyone with a basic knowledge of the data. His report cites Alon Gal, technical director of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock first discovered the entire trough of leaking data online on Saturday.
Previous privacy violations on Facebook include the highly publicized Cambridge Analytica saga. In this incident, the political data analysis company incorrectly obtained the personal data of more than 87 million Facebook users.
As part of the settlement, Facebook was fined $ 5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for allegations that the company mishandled user data.
The company has promised to eliminate data breaches. In a post on its website following the revelations, Cambridge Analytica said it would take action on possible past abuses and establish stronger protection to prevent future abuses.