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Media reports on leaks of Facebook user data




Reports have appeared on hacker forums about the sale of data of 1.5 billion people — names, mail, phone numbers, and other things.

Data of more than 1.5 billion Facebook users are being sold on a popular hacker forum. It was reported by the website TweakTown on Monday, October 4.

We're talking about names, emails, phone numbers, locations, genders, etc.

Shares of technology corporations are falling amid the global disruption:

Facebook — 5.69%;
Alphabet, Class A (owner of Google) — 7.59%;
Apple — 9.94%;
Twitter, 10.71%.
The NASDAQ stock index is down 2.3%.

It should be noted that at the moment there are no official reasons and timelines for the restoration of services.

According to the Independent, DNS entries that tell systems how to find Facebook.com or Instagram.com were removed this morning from global routing tables.

Recall that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp previously experienced a global outage. Problems with access to social networks are reported by users in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

It was also reported that Netflix, Steam, and PlayStation went down. Twitter, Google, and Amazon are all experiencing crashes.


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