Facebook Users Phone Numbers Are Going Out For $20 Each On Telegram: What You Should Know – Benzinga1 min read


Private contact number of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) users are readily available through a bot on the rival Telegram messaging service for $20 a pop, Vices Motherboard reported Monday.
What Happened: The database includes details on 500 million Facebook users, a person advertising the service told Motherboard.
The data is reportedly related to a vulnerability that the Mark Zuckerberg-led business fixed in August 2019..
Vice discovered and checked the bot that initial arise from the Telegram bot are redacted but they can be exposed by buying credits. Each credit is $20 and prices vary as much as $5,000 for 10,000 credits.
Why It Matters: The bot apparently includes information on Facebook users from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and 15 other nations. Facebook had more than 2 billion users by 2019 worldwide..
The bot can be used by even novice cybercriminals as it is easy to gain access to or by hackers, which can misuse the details, as per Vice.
This month Apple Inc ( NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone users were suddenly logged out of their Facebook accounts due to an interruption brought on by a “configuration change,” as per USA Today.
Rate Action: Facebook shares closed nearly 1.3% higher at $278.01 on Monday and fell 0.53% in the after-hours session.
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