Turkey Launches Facebook Investigation of Data Leak – Monitor do Oriente

Turkey Launches Facebook Investigation of Data Leak – Monitor do Oriente
Turkey Launches Facebook Investigation of Data Leak – Monitor do Oriente
Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) launched a direct investigation on Facebook about a recent user data leak on Monday, reported the Anadolu Agency.

According to information received by the Anadolu Agency, the agency made the decision to initiate an unofficial investigation after discussing the matter at a meeting on reports that the data of 533 million Facebook users was shared on a hacker platform.

According to the news site Business Insider, a user at a low-level hacking forum on Saturday posted the phone numbers and personal details of 533 million Facebook users in 106 countries.

The news agency said the exposed data, phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, dates of birth, biographies and – in some cases – email addresses, included more than 32 million user records in USA, 11 million in the UK and 6 million in India.

Security experts warned that the data could be used fraudulently by hackers.

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