The personal data of 533 million Facebook users has been leaked online.
What Data was Stolen?
The data includes pretty much anything on your account. Full name, phone number, locations, birthday, email addresses, relationship status etc etc
1. How to Check if Your Phone Number Was Stolen From Facebook
First, let’s start with phone numbers. You can use a website called “The News Each Day” to check if your phone number was included in the leak.
Go to the website in a web browser such as Google Chrome and enter your phone number in the text box. Click “Check” when you’re done.
2. How to Check if Your Email Address Was Stolen From Facebook
To check if your email address was leaked go to this website “Have I Been Pwned.”
Head to the website in a web browser such as Google Chrome. Enter the email address you’re concerned about and click the “Pwned?” button.
Unfortunately, it’s highly likely that you will find your address has been compromised in data breaches that don’t include Facebook’s. Scroll down the page and look for Facebook. If you don’t see it, you were not affected by the recent leak.
3. Then Follow These Steps – We would recommend doing this even if you did not verify if your phone number or email was compromised.
- Uninstall Facebook App from your phone
- Log on to Facebook from a clean PC
- Change your Password and Enable 2 Factor Authentication. Logout all devices
- Reinstall Your Facebook App on your phone
How to turn on or manage two-factor authentication:
Go to your Security and Login Settings.
Scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and click Edit.
Choose the security method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions.
When you set up two-factor authentication on Facebook, you’ll be asked to choose one of three security methods:
4. Still Concerned?
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