How to check if your phone number was leaked in Facebook data breach of 533 million users

How to check if your phone number was leaked in Facebook data breach of 533 million users
Phone numbers of over 533 million Facebook users have been leakedUnsplash
  • Phone numbers, email addresses, locations and other personal data of 533 million Facebook users has been leaked for free.
  • Now, you can find out in 2 minutes if your phone number has been leaked in the Facebook data breach.
  • Out of the 533 million users, 6 million are supposed to be Indian users.
A massive Facebook data breach has leaked phone numbers, full names, locations, email address and other biographical information of 533 million users. The data breach covers 106 countries, and India is one of them.

Out of the 533 million users, over 6 million are Indian users. It was posted for free in a low-level hacking forum, leaving affected users exposed to identity theft, frauds and more.

The leaked data has now been added to the database of Have I Been Pwned?, a website dedicated to helping users find out if their personal data has been compromised by data breaches and hacks.

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If you want to find out if your phone number is also included in the Facebook data breach, you can do it by following these simple steps:

  • Open the Have I Been Pwned? website.
  • Enter your phone number in international format. This means that if your phone number is 9876512345, then you will have to enter it like this – +919876512345.
If your phone number is a part of the data breach, the results will confirm it.

Is it safe to enter my phone number in Have I Been Pwned?

Have I Been Pwned? service is well-known and is used by password managers like 1Password to verify if a user’s credentials like email address or password have been found in a data breach.
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The service collates information leaked in data breaches and allows users to search if their email address, password or phone number has been leaked in those breaches.

The service’s privacy policy outlines how it handles user data.

You can also opt out of giving your email address to make sure it does not become publicly searchable.
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