How to find out in 10 seconds whether your phone number was leaked in the giant Facebook breach that exposed the data of 533 million users
- The data of 533 million Facebook users was leaked to a hacker forum last week.
- The leak included users' phone numbers.
- The website "Have I been pwned" added an update so people can find out if their phone number was leaked.
Online security website "Have I been pwned" has launched a new feature to let users quickly find out whether their phone number was leaked in a giant Facebook data breach.
The personal data of 533 million Facebook users was stolen and placed on a hacking forum on Saturday. The data included their names, email addresses, and phone numbers.Read more: A top Google security exec predicts major hacks will become more common - and urges firms to band together to protect open source projects
-Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) April 6, 2021
Hunt said in a blog post he had seen "unprecedented" levels of people using "Have I been pwned" since the Facebook breach became public. He said the new update would only apply to phone numbers leaked in the Facebook breach, and not earlier leaks.To search for a phone number, users will have to use the international format - i.e. with their country and area codes, so a US user would have to add +1 and their area code before their number.
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