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Over 419mn Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online

Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00 PM

Over 419mn Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online

In yet another data breach, over 419 million phone numbers linked to Facebook users have been discovered in an open online database. The database included 133 million records of US-based Facebook users, 18 million records of UK users and more than 50 million records of users in Vietnam, TechCrunch reported. This latest data breach exposed millions of users` phone numbers just from their Facebook IDs, putting them at risk of spam calls and `SIM-swapping` or `SIM jacking` where a mobile number is transferred to a new SIM card. Sanyam Jain, a security researcher at The Hague-based non-profit organisation GDI Foundation, found the database. After the web host was contacted, the Facebook users` database was pulled offline.

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A man lost Rs 4 Lakh on FB to a person who pretended to be a young girl

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:54 AM

A man lost Rs 4 Lakh on FB to a person who pretended to be a young girl

A man from Visakhapatnam got in touch with a person on Facebook who pretended to be a young girl. After two years of friendship, the victim fell in love with the accused, who was actually a man. At some point of time the accused asked the victim for Rs 4 Lakh, saying her family was in deep financial trouble. Thinking this to be true, the victim transferred Rs 4 Lakh to the accused. After the victim transferred money, the conversations stopped. A few days later, the accused called the victim and said she had got married and moved to the United States with her husband. After some months she again contacted him and informed that her husband was torturing her. She also said that she wanted to return to India and get married to the victim. Believing this to be true, the victim deposited money to her bank account for the flight tickets. A few days after receiving the money, she again stopped speaking to him. Finally, he got to know that he has been duped by a man who posed as a girl.

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A person lost Rs 9,000 by clicking on Facebook ad

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:06 PM

A person lost Rs 9,000 by clicking on Facebook ad

While a person was browsing Facebook he came across an advertisement of a "powered suitcase that follows you". As he wanted to buy the product, he clicked on the advertisement. After he clicked on the advertisement, he was taken to a website called www.uashoes.club/CNKO. He was asked to provide the shipping address and card details while he was booking the product. He gave the shipping address and credit card details to make the payment. But, the transaction failed. Minutes later, two fraudulent transactions took place with his card in the Chinese yuan currency. One transaction was for 426 Yuan and the other for 483 Yuan. These transactions had taken place in just 8 minutes between.

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Beware of Fake Facebook Ads

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 6:32 PM

Beware of Fake Facebook Ads

Beware of Fake Facebook Ads Facebook is a very popular social media site, which has got a large number of users across the World. Apart from Facebo ...

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Facebook Hack: Five things to know

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:22 PM

Facebook Hack: Five things to know

The social media giant, Facebook, recently reported a massive security breach which impacted almost 50 million user accounts. Many people believe that ...

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What is Momo Challenge?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 7:14 PM

What is Momo Challenge?

You might have heard of the Blue Whale Challenge, which took the lives of many teenagers across the Globe, a few months back. Now there’s anothe ...

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Ways To Protect Your Facebook Account

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:14 PM

Ways To Protect Your Facebook Account

Facebook is a wonderful place to keep you posted on the latest news from friends and family. But, you have to be careful while using Facebook or else, ...

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