Personal Facebook Messages Of 81,000 Users Up For Sale

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However, there are reasons to be sceptical about the figure that they offer, with security experts claiming Facebook is unlikely to have missed a breach of that scale. Using the security vulnerability in Facebook hackers can intercept user accounts and see their most personal information.

A new report from the BBC claim that Facebook Messenger has been hacked, with conversations associated with over 81,000 accounts stolen.

Russian hackers are selling private messages from 81,000 Facebook accounts online, an investigation has found. Furthermore, data from additional 176,000 accounts were made available online.

Numerous compromised accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russian Federation, but some are from the USA, the UK, Brazil and other countries, the BBC reported Friday.

Hackers disclosed personal information of 47,000 accounts of Ukrainians on Facebook via FBserver website.

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Facebook's data breaches and its inability to curb the rise of misinformation on its platform, have put the tech giant under growing public and government scrutiny. The BBC Russian Service on its part contacted five Russian Facebook users whose private messages were uploaded and they confirmed the posts were theirs. On multiple occasions, it contacted local authorities to get the site brokering stolen information taken down. "Our database includes 120 million accounts", a certain FBSaler wrote in an undisclosed internet forum.

Clarifies that public access among other things was laid out, and personal correspondence users. The IP address has also been flagged by the Cybercrime Tracker service.

However, Facebook is yet to name the extensions that it believes were involved but says the leak was not its fault.

The BBC had the security company Digital Shadows confirm this theft by analyzing the "samples" posted on these websites. It has also been claimed in this report that these hackers have also sold information about these consumers of Facebook to the advertising market.

The seller also confirmed that his group is not related to the Russian government or the Internet Research Agency, a hacking group linked to the Kremlin.

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