Russia-related Hackers Are Selling Personal Data of 257K Facebook Users

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A group of hackers is trying to sell Facebook’s personal data base. For the theft of personal information, they used social network vulnerabilities and browser extensions, reports the BBC.

The analysis of the British company Digital Shadows showed that more than 257 thousand people were affected. The majority of the profiles come from Ukraine – 47 thousand, 12 thousand – from Russia, the rest from the CIS, Great Britain or the USA.

According to the BBC, hackers are either associated with Russia, or would like to leave a “Russian mark”. Registration information of Fbserver (the site where the information about the data base was originally published) contains the IP-address from Petersburg and mail from Russian mail service Mail.ru.

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