On the 3rd of April, cyber researcher Dave walker tweeted about a little bittersweet irony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was one of the 533 million users impacted by the recent re-release of the 2019 Facebook data leak.
Zuckerberg was not the only victim of the Facebook data leak, two other Facebook leaders were impacted by the data leak. The personal information of co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz was also impacted.
The sun, also stated that Zuckerberg leaked data was his full name phone number, location, marriage details, date of birth, and Facebook ID.
We first find out about the millions of compromised Facebook account through a Twitter thread by the cybercrime investigator Alon Gal. He said the actual leak happened because of a now patched vulnerability in the Add friend feature.
When the social media platform started making headlines again for yet another data leak, a spokesperson came forward on behalf of the platform today that the issue in question was amended a year ago.
As simple as that sound, it seemed to anger more people than it pleased, and understandably so. In extension, to increase its security, Facebook needs to stop previous data leaks from being a continuous process.