Saturday, December 4, 2021

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img
yes punjab punjabi redirection

Lokan Da Channi

Channi 8

Bijli Bill

36000

Sada CM

Hunarmand

Mera Ghar

Kisan Karza

ECI Voter Form

ECI Voter Helpline

ECI Voter

Markfed Sept to Nov

Innokids Green

Indian-origin researcher finds 419mn Facebook users’ exposed data

- Advertisement -

San Francisco, Sep 5, 2019-

Sanyam Jain, a security researcher and member at Hague-based non-profit organisation GDI Foundation, has discovered a massive database containing over 419 million phone numbers of Facebook users on an unsecured server which were available for anyone to access.

The database included 133 million records of US-based Facebook users, 18 million records of UK users and more than 50 million records of users in Vietnam, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.

According to Jain, he found profiles with phone numbers associated with several celebrities.

“Jain… found the database and contacted TechCrunch after he was unable to find the owner. After a review of the data, neither could we. But after we contacted the web host, the database was pulled offline,” said the report.

This latest data breach exposed millions of users’ phone numbers just from their Facebook IDs, putting them at risk of spam calls and ‘SIM-swapping’ or ‘SIM jacking’ where a mobile number is transferred to a new SIM card.

“This dataset is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone numbers,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Engadget.

After the web host was contacted, the Facebook users’ database was pulled offline.

Some of the records also had the user’s name, gender and location by country.

There have been several incidents after the Cambridge Analytica episode involving 87 million users where Facebook acknowledged series of privacy lapses, including the latest admission that it mishandled millions of users’ passwords on Instagram and “unintentionally” uploaded emails of nearly 1.5 million of its new users.   (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
113,071FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

China Flag

Globally active China – by Asad Mirza

The aggressive and planned manner in which Chinese companies have forayed globally, poses a risk not just to the economic interests but also the...
Taliban Fighters

The ‘Good’, the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Deobandi’ Taliban – by Asad Mirza

While an effort to classify the Taliban into good and bad is rather easy, the underlying reasons to classify them as Deobandi becomes a...
Interest Rates

When you (and everyone else) expect interest rates to rise – by Suyash Choudhary

The last few weeks have been notable from a global rates environment standpoint, particularly in developed markets. Markets across many such geographies have brought...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Human Brain

1% hospitalised Covid patients may develop brain issues: Study

New York, Dec 3, 2021- About one in 100 patients hospitalised with Covid-19 are likely to develop central nervous system complications, including strokes, according to a study. The researchers from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, US analysed nearly 40,000 cases of hospitalised Covid-19 positive patients from seven US and four western European university hospitals. Symptoms led doctors to suspect...

Gadgets & Tech