533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online. According to Business Insider, on Saturday a user in a low-level hacking forum published the phone numbers and personal data of millions of Facebook users for free.

I had heard of this, but didn't think about it much. Until I woke up on Monday morning to an alert that people were trying to access my Apple ID.

This was incredibly stressful, and there is a chance that you could also be affected by this,

The exposed data includes the personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and, in some cases, email addresses.

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It is recommended that you keep a close eye on any suspicious activity you witness. I didn't think something like this could happen to me. Thankfully I was "ready", and prevented the attempts to take over my account for now.

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A two step verification is very important as well, but in these stressful times vigilance is key.

Stay safe out there Quad Cities!

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