Facebook data breach: Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

07th Apr, 2021. 12:30 am

As this news emerging these days that Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg’s phone number leaked with data of 533 million users, a security expert has exposed that Mark uses Signal application.

As per reports, the leaked data includes Zukerberg’s phone number, Facebook user ID, personal details like location, marriage details, and birth date.

Dave Walker, a security expert wrote on Twitter that,

“In another turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg also respects his own privacy, by using a chat app that has end-to-end encryption and isn’t owned by @facebook,”

“This is the number associated with his account from the recent Facebook leak,” Walker posted along with a screenshot of Zuckerberg’s leaked phone number which mentioned, “Mark Zuckerberg is on Signal.”

Earlier, the private information of almost 500 million Facebook users around the world including their phone numbers has been posted to a website used by hackers, cybersecurity experts said.

According to the reports, the records showed that more than 32 million accounts in the United States, 11 million in the United Kingdom, and 6 million in India, according to Alon Gal, the CTO of cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock.

The details of the users include their full name, location, birthday, email addresses, phone number, and relationship status.

Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told the international news agency on Saturday that,

“This is old data that was previously reported on in 2019. We found and fixed this issue in August 2019.”

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