Apr 5, 2021

Facebook leak: Irish regulator probes 'old' data dump

Ireland's Data Protection Commission said it is looking into a data dump of personal information from hundreds of millions of Facebook users. Facebook says the data is "Old", from a previously-reported leak in 2019. Ireland's regulator is critical to such investigations, as Facebook's European headquarters is in Dublin, making it an important regulator for the EU. The most recent data dump appears to contain the entire compromised database from the previous leak, which Facebook said it found and fixed more than a year and a half ago. Not every piece of data is available for every user, but the large scale of the leak has prompted concern from cyber-security experts. Despite the claims of the data being "Old", some security researchers remain concerned due to the unchanging nature of the data involved.

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