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Over 1.5 Billion Facebook Users' Personal Info Sold on Hacker Forum

Mon 04 Oct 2021 | 10:02 PM
Omnia Ahmed

The personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum amid worldwide outage, reports revealed on Monday.

An announcement was posted on a hacking forum that claimed to have the name, email, phone number, location, gender, and user ID of 1.5 billion Facebook users. In one post, the seller claims "We are legit company."

One prospective buyer has allegedly been quoted at $5,000 per 1 million Facebook accounts which would value the entire set of Facebook user data at $7.5 million.

The technical failures at the the social media giant have even prevented its employees from gaining access to company buildings as their access badges have stopped working.

Meantime, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down in a global outage, according to DownDetector.

Accordingly, the platform's stock has dropped 5.2% today, costing CEO Mark Zuckerberg $6.6 billion in personal net worth and dropping him to 5th wealthiest person on Earth according to Forbes.