The news of the Facebook data leak That compromised the phone numbers and email IDs of over 500 million users hasn’t even died. Now there is another report claiming that in addition to the 533 million phone numbers, another database of phone numbers leaked by Facebook is online. This separately Data leak was made possible with the help of a Telegram toolclaims a report by Vice based on findings from cybersecurity firm Motherboard.
The Telegram tool, reportedly showing up as a bot in Telegram, is asking customers to pay in order to find a specific phone number associated with a Facebook account that liked a certain side. The motherboard claims to have checked the tool and is also certain that the phone numbers contained in this newly found record are not in the record of the last 500 million users.
According to the report, a description for the bot reads “Give the bot [sic] from the phone numbers of users who liked it Facebook Page. “A given page with tens of thousands of likes on Facebook could cost a few hundred dollars. The report says that in order to use the bot, customers must first identify the unique identification code of the Facebook page they want to get phone numbers on, which is at least one From there, customers enter this code into the bot, which shows the cost of the data in US dollars and offers the option to proceed with the purchase according to the motherboard’s tests. ”
The report adds that for the Facebook pages with less than 100 likes, the bot is offering the data for free. The data is contained in a table that contains the full name, phone number, and gender of the Facebook user. It added that “the bot doesn’t necessarily provide data about everyone who liked the page; For a page with around 50 likes, the bot provided a table with fewer than 10 users. ”