ADV2021_44 Facebook Data Breach (03rd April 2021)

Facebook had experienced a data breach exposing over 533 million facebook users from 106 countries, the data includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and, in some cases, email addresses 

It is recommended that you immediately change your facebook account password. The following URL: https://www.getsafeonline.gy/personal/articles/passwords/ can be used for guidance on how to create strong passwords. Further, we are recommending the use of two factor authentication which adds a second layer of protection to your account. 

For more information on this breach, you can follow the URL:  

https://www.cnbctv18.com/technology/facebook-data-breach-2021-details-of-533-million-users-leaked-what-we-know-so-far-8819401.htm 

The Guyana National CIRT recommends that users and administrators review and update their account settings.

References 

  • Facebook data breach 2021: Details of 533 million users leaked, what we know so far (05th April 2021) Retrieved from CNBC 

            https://www.cnbctv18.com/technology/facebook-data-breach-2021-details-of-533-million-users-leaked-what-we-know-so-far-8819401.htm 

  • 533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online (03rd April 2021) Retrieved from Insider 

          https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4