Egypt, Italy, US most affected by Facebook data leak

On average, hackers exposed 5 types of data per user

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Egypt, Italy, US most affected by Facebook data leak. Source: pixabay.com

Surfshark has found that Facebook’s major data leak that occurred on April 3rd, affected 533 million Facebook users. According to information, less than 10% of the profiles had their addresses exposed while nearly 90% of the users suffered from phone number leaks.

Overall, the leak produced 2,837,793,637 data points. Surfshark’s CEO Vytautas Kaziukonis, has stated that the breach included the users’ phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and email addresses.

As to the countries that were affected the most, Egypt is the definite #1 victim of this hack. Indeed, the accounts of 45,183,147 Egyptian users being exposed. Italy took second place with 35,677,337 accounts hacked. Among over 530 million compromised profiles, 32,315,291 were American.

In general, the top 10 countries by breaches make up 50% of all the breach cases.

Nigeria and Peru turned out to have the least number of hacked accounts with 9,000,126 and 8,075,316 respectively.

We’ve reported that over 70% of people use the same passwords for different accounts.

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