(NEXSTAR) – More than 533 million Facebook users have been hacked and their personal information was exposed to hacking forums, multiple reports indicate.
Business Insiders, which examined multiple leaked logs, found that the hack affected users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million people in the United States.
The hack has leaked your full name, date of birth, location, phone number, Facebook ID, history and email address in some cases.
Alon Gal, a security researcher, also confirmed the hack via Twitter.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment, said Liz Bourgeois, a member of Facebook’s communications team on Twitter, in response to news about the hacking over the breach. “Old data reported in 2019”
Third Party Website haveibeenpwned.com Allows you to check if you are one of the hacked accounts or not.
All you have to do is enter your email address and the website will let you know if you have been compromised.
There’s a total catch, according to CNN, with just 2.5 million Facebook accounts out of the 533 million accounts that include email in the stolen data, meaning you’re less than half percent likely to appear on the site.
Troy Hunt, creator of Haveibeenpwned.com, said on Twitter that he was thinking of adding a phone number to the site’s search capabilities, which would notify more Facebook users if their information was stolen.