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Leaky Server Exposes 419M Phone Numbers of Facebook Users

September 5, 2019

Phone numbers linked to the Facebook accounts of hundreds of millions of users has been found online on an insecure server in the latest privacy gaffe for the social media giant.

The server, which lacked password protection, contained more than 419 million records over several databases of Facebook users across multiple geographies—including 133 million records of U.S.-based users–according to a published report. Eighteen million records of users in the United Kingdom and 50 million records of Vietnam-based users also were held on the server, according to the report.

Specifically, each record contained both the ID and phone number listed on the account of a unique Facebook user.

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