Worried about the recent Facebook Data Leak? Want to know if your Facebook account has been compromised? Do you post if your personal information has been leaked? Learn, instantly, with a simple search on SecNews Facebook Breach Checker if your Facebook account has been leaked!
The hackers and scammers are a constant threat on the internet. Everything from social media accounts to email addresses can be attacked at any time. Older accounts can jeopardize your newer accounts. Your careless, frivolous move -a click on a malicious link- can lead to the violation of your privacy. But not only! Even a leak, a data leak, from the giant companies that have services and social media (eg Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon) in which you have accounts can be fatal for your internet security.
A typical example is the recent revelation about the data leak of 533 million users Facebook, including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, dates of birth and other information.
The news of the data leak came to light on Twitter by Alon Gal, CTO of the security company "Hudson Rock". Gal posted a list of affected users by country. According to his list, 32,3 million affected users are in the US and 11,5 million in the UK. The data was accessed via Telegram bot.
As we read this news, the first thought of all of us is this: "Did my personal information leak?" A logical consequence is to make noise, as the date victims are available to everyone to obtain. No privacy after all, do you agree? You agree!
Next thought: "How can I find out if my Facebook account is on the list of leaks?" "Easy!", we will answer you as we prepare it suitable platform for this job, ie searching and checking your account for possible breach.
In SecNews, and specifically in https://www.secnews.gr/facebookhack/, you can see if your account is among the leaks of the recent Facebook leak.
We recommend that you do search by email and mobile phone to exhaust any possibility of possible violation. For greater accuracy of search results, search with both elements is considered necessary.
What do you need to do?
Fill in your email (email address) or mobile phone.
Note: When searching with a mobile phone number, you must also fill in the international dialing code, for example, the search for Greece is done in the following format: 3069XXXXXXXXXX, for Cyprus 357ΧΧΧΧΧΧΧΧΧΧ etc.
Case A: If your Facebook account has not been violated, the platform will display the following message:
Case B: If your Facebook account has been violated, the platform will display the following message:
To emphasize at this point that SecNews, in compliance with the General Regulation of Personal Data Protection (GDPR) but also respecting the privacy of users, does not store, nor are they subject to any processing, the telephone numbers and emails that are checked during the search on the platform.
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Also, the database with the recent Facebook leaks is powered by Have I Been Pwned. The service added the database almost immediately, so users can see if their email was leaked via Facebook data leak.
But what do you do if your search of your email or mobile phone shows that you have been violated?
First of all, you do not need to panic. The fact that some of your personal information has been leaked does not necessarily mean that our Facebook account has been hacked.
If you find that your personal data is in the leaked Facebook database, we suggest that you consult IT security professionals as well as specialized lawyers to see what you can do both technically and legally against these leaks.
You also have to be VERY CAREFUL as the leaked data can be used by various criminals to carry out phishing, smishing etc. attacks.
It is very likely that malicious users, taking advantage of the leak data treasury, will attempt to sending spam emails, phishing emails and SMS to the victims. Their purpose is to fall into their trap and give them access to even more sensitive data. such as passwords for social media accounts, bank accounts, etc.
How can you avoid a hacking attack? Each time you see a new message in your inbox or mobile phone, think about the following:
1) No bank and generally no serious company will ask you for sensitive information such as usernames or phone numbers via email or phone.
2) We never open e-mails that we do not expect. You will notice that you also receive supposed messages from banks that do not even have an account!
3) If we receive something "strange" we delete it immediately, especially if it is in the folder with the spam.
4) Even if it seems that the email actually came from our bank or paypal, this does not mean that it really is.
5) Very often phishing emails are misspelled, general and with many spelling mistakes.
6) If we open such a message we never click on links. It is better to type the address yourself.
7) Every time we type a link we check in the address bar that we are in the right place, that there is the right security certificate and that the connection is encrypted.
8) In case we find that a message does not come from the legal sender, we terminate it immediately by clicking "report", so as to protect other users.
Remember that no one can steal our passwords unless we provide them in one of the ways mentioned above.