three million Belgians hacked on Facebook, here’s how to check if you are concerned


“This is old data, the leak of which had already been reported in the media in 2019. We found and repaired this problem in August 2019”, reacted to AFP a spokesperson for Facebook.

“Ethical hacker”

This data includes phone number, full name, date of birth and, for some accounts, email address, according to Business Insider. Malicious people “will certainly use this information for scams, hacking and marketing”, noted the expert in cybercrime.

How to check if you are affected? By going to the Inti De Ceukelaire site (https: //benikerbij.be), all you have to do is enter your phone number (don’t worry: it will not be used by the site under any circumstances). If the sentence “Jouw resultaat: jij bent er bij! Is displayed, your phone number is part of the data that has been shared.

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