Apr 6, 2021

Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach

People can now enter their phone numbers into a website to see if they appeared in a recent Facebook data breach. Facebook says the data is from an "Old" breach in 2019 but privacy watchdogs are now investigating. Mr Hunt launched the phone number search function after "Unprecedented traffic" to the website, following the news of the Facebook data leak. Facebook has requested users input their phone numbers since 2011, citing security reasons. Several investigations have been launched into Facebook by privacy watchdogs around the world.

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