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Was my Facebook data leaked? Here's how to tell

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Over the weekend, cybersecurity experts revealed that about half a billion Facebook users' personal information was breached -- a treasure trove of data the includes full names, birthdays, phone numbers and their location.

New York (CNN Business)Over the weekend, cybersecurity experts revealed that about half a billion Facebook users' personal information was breached -- a treasure trove of data the includes full names, birthdays, phone numbers and their location.

More than 30 million accounts in the United States were affected and the company isn't making it easy to find out if your data was included in the breach.

But a third-party website, haveibeenpwned. com, makes it simple to check by inputting your email.

That's a pretty big catch: Although 533 million Facebook accounts were included in the breach, only 2. 5 million of those included emails in the stolen data.

So you've got less than a half-percent chance of showing up on that website, even though you've got about a 20% chance of being hacked if you've got a Facebook account.

"The primary value of the data is the association of phone numbers to identities; whilst each record included phone, only 2. 5 million contained an email address," Hunt's website said.

Facebook (FB) didn't immediately respond to CNN on Monday about whether if it will create a way to see if their information was leaked.

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