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[G3D] Facebook database holding 419 million user entries was posted online

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A database with telephone numbers of possibly hundreds of millions of Facebook users was spotted online, totally unprotected.
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The database contained 419 million entries, according to Facebook, half of them are duplicates, meaning that it would be the data of several hundred million users. The database showed unique IDs of Facebook users, linked to their telephone numbers and in some cases also with name, gender and country. Facebook IDs are unique and can be traced back to accounts. According to a report from TechCrunch, the dataset had included 133 million records from U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million from the U.K., and over 50 million from Vietnam.
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The database is now offline.
Seriously...

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Sanyam Jain, a security researcher and member of the GDI Foundation, found the database and contacted TechCrunch after he was unable to find the owner. After a review of the data, neither could we. But after we contacted the web host, the database was pulled offline.
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Facebook spokesperson Jay Nancarrow said the data had been scraped before Facebook cut off access to user phone numbers.

“This data set is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone numbers,” the spokesperson said. “The data set has been taken down and we have seen no evidence that Facebook accounts were compromised.”
Even if the data is "old", most people don't change their phone numbers (or gender or country etc) constantly, so even a year old database is still for the most part, up to date.



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"Swiss cheese" security with all these holes and breaches lol. About the only thing more vulnerable than the recent processor issues is your social media info.


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Jeeze... it's so laughable how incompetent they are with consumer's data.

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Lol coming soon to a darknet .onion site near you. It'll help bolster up the "fullz" being sold there already and make it easier to steal a crap load more of peoples identities or do CC fraud.

Don't understand how people keep using social media when literally all the big players have been owned, are still being owned and will keep getting pwned by hackers whether through skill or the incompetence of said companies.

Most people probably have been compromised already at one point or another and the only reason that they haven't been "owned" yet is because of the sheer number of other people who are also compromised taking the hits instead of them. It's like the hackers are shooting into a giant crowd of people, the crowd of people being all the individuals who have been compromised. It's so easy, they can't miss but you are still generally safe because there's just so many people. Yea I know that's a horrible analogy but it's the best I could come up with.

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Lol coming soon to a darknet .onion site near you. It'll help bolster up the "fullz" being sold there already and make it easier to steal a crap load more of peoples identities or do CC fraud.

Don't understand how people keep using social media when literally all the big players have been owned, are still being owned and will keep getting pwned by hackers whether through skill or the incompetence of said companies.

Most people probably have been compromised already at one point or another and the only reason that they haven't been "owned" yet is because of the sheer number of other people who are also compromised taking the hits instead of them. It's like the hackers are shooting into a giant crowd of people, the crowd of people being all the individuals who have been compromised. It's so easy, they can't miss but you are still generally safe because there's just so many people. Yea I know that's a horrible analogy but it's the best I could come up with.

Human meatshield might be the term you're looking for.

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Quote: Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
Don't understand how people keep using social media when literally all the big players have been owned, are still being owned and will keep getting pwned by hackers whether through skill or the incompetence of said companies.
And what is OCN if not social media? Even if it more specific, it is also, part of it.
So unless this is your farewell message, you should be more realistic.

OCN is owned by verticalscope.
VS operates a pretty big amount of social sites.
VS is owned by Torstar, which is a pretty big media company.

So can you answer your own question? If you are so against big players owning everything, why are you here?


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Quote: Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
And what is OCN if not social media? Even if it more specific, it is also, part of it.
So unless this is your farewell message, you should be more realistic.

OCN is owned by verticalscope.
VS operates a pretty big amount of social sites.
VS is owned by Torstar, which is a pretty big media company.

So can you answer your own question? If you are so against big players owning everything, why are you here?
It's pretty easy to sign up for an OCN account using false information. Not so much with facebook. OCN itself isn't built upon a platform that provides direct access to anyone who will pay for that data (this has been scaled back with facebook, but the platform was still built up around this premise).

Now I'm not saying OCN doesn't sell user data.. I have no idea. But to compare OCN to the likes of Facebook, etc is like comparing a pinto to a maserati. Sure they both have 4 weeks and an engine but outside the most general comparisons they're entirely different vehicles.
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Jeeze... it's so laughable how incompetent they are with consumer's data.
uncaring, zero repercussion, and likely data they've already sold off, and is available somewhere.

wait wait, what am I saying? IT WAS A YEAR OUT OF DATE?! TOTALLY WHACK, non-issue here, nothing to see, move along


this has happened so many times (even if you just count in-news breaches) that I'd be willing to bet 99.99% of those 400mil already have more up to date versions of their sensitive info for sale, at a site just around the corner.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Aemonn View Post
It's pretty easy to sign up for an OCN account using false information. Not so much with facebook. OCN itself isn't built upon a platform that provides direct access to anyone who will pay for that data (this has been scaled back with facebook, but the platform was still built up around this premise).

Now I'm not saying OCN doesn't sell user data.. I have no idea. But to compare OCN to the likes of Facebook, etc is like comparing a pinto to a maserati. Sure they both have 4 weeks and an engine but outside the most general comparisons they're entirely different vehicles.
this forum is a cesspool of exactly that though


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