Half a Billion Facebook Users’ Personal Info Hacked and Made Available

There’s a reason why Zuckerberg called people who entrusted their personal information to facebook “dumb fucks“:

a dataset containing 553 million Facebook users’ data—including phone numbers, full names, locations, email addresses, and biographical informationwas published for free online. (It appears this is the same dataset Motherboard reported on in January). More than half a billion current and former Facebook users are now at high risk of various kinds of fraud.

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Vicious Threats from Parler Users

A Twitter knockoff site, Parler, was introduced as a place for unfettered “free speech” and attracted a largely right-wing membership.

Amazon’s web service (AWS), which Parler used, shut down the Parler website on Sunday, January 11, 2021, announcing that Parler had violated Amazon’s terms of service.

Before Parler was shut down, a young 26-year old female computer hacker, with assistance from others, managed to download some 99% of Parler’s content. The contents include personal information about those who posted it.

Read more about the computer genius here.

Read more about some of the nasty shit posted on Parler here.

Read more about Parler’s founder here, and please note it was funded by Rebekah Mercer. The Mercers have provided funding to other right-wingers and right-wing efforts such as Breitbart.

Here are a couple of examples of Parler posts:

Hacker Takes Down Another Offshore, Secretive, Bank

By Dan Feidt, Freddy Martinez, Unicorn Riot November 17, 2019

Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, of Cayman National Bank and Trust, which serves nearly 1,500 accounts in Isle of Man. Transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets has began publishing copies of the bank’s servers, a cache of documents as well as communications among bankers and others. Journalists around the world have been investigating the data for months and have begun publishing the first of their stories.

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It’s being compared to the Panama Papers hack.