A group of hackers have sold personal information of millions of Facebook users. As per the reports, the hackers sold the data at just Rs.41,500. The hackers got information about email address, phone numbers, date of birth and Facebook IDs of 267 Million Facebook users.
Hackers sell data of 26.7 crores Facebook users for Rs 41,500
According to the cyber risk assessment platform Cyble, the hackers have not hacked the passwords of 26.7 crores Facebook users. But all the other personal details are sold.
The company said in a statement,
“At this stage, we are not aware of how the data got leaked at the first instance. It might be due to the leakage of in third-party API (Application Programming Interface) or scrapping.”
However, last week the hackers also exposed more than five lakh identity of the Zoom app’s users. One hacker has interviews by Motherboard and says the Zoom users data was sold between $5000 and $30,000. The hacker was said to have traded exploits.
The data which is sold contains sensitive data of the user and it might be used by the cybercriminals for spamming. Last year, in December, there were reports that the database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users were exposed.