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Facebook has not notified the greater than half-billion users who were affected by a 2019 data leak — and has no plans to take action, an organization spokesman mentioned Wednesday.
The leaks of 530 million users’ info — obtained by the misuse of a function on the time, was first revealed final week by Business Insider.
Phone numbers and different particulars from consumer profiles were obtained by “malicious actors” that were “scraping” profiles utilizing a vulnerability in a contact syncing software, Facebook mentioned Tuesday.
The social community mentioned it had mounted the problem in September 2019.
Thirty-two million of the affected users were within the US, however no monetary info or passwords were stolen, the outlet reported.
Facebook reached a landmark settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission in 2019 that requires the corporate to report breaches affecting 500 or extra users, following a massive data leak to the political analysis agency Cambridge Analytica.
The firm was now in touch with regulators, it mentioned Wednesday.
With Post wires