Home

May 13, 2018

Data Company leaked information about 48 million users of Facebook and other social networking sites


Creates comprehensive profiles from publicly available information.

The security company UpGuard reveals a new data leak that involves users on a number of services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Category:IT 

Creates comprehensive profiles from publicly available information.

The security company UpGuard reveals a new data leak that involves users on a number of services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Leave open to everyone
Behind this is the company LocalBlox which tracks and collects public information about users and companies from services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The company then saves profiles based on the information collected. This can again be used for advertising purposes.

UpGuard found earlier that one of the databases was open online via a hidden, but unlocked Amazon S3 storage device. That way, everyone could download the information. The database contained information about 48 million user accounts obtained from public profiles and joined together.

Opposite GeekWire, LocalBlox boss Ashfaq Rahman says that the company has failed to reproduce the findings of UpGuard, but that they closed access to the client as soon as they received information about it. He emphasized that information to the company has never been or will be used for political purposes.

Extensive profiles
ZDNet has seen the information UpGuard has retrieved and it includes name, physical address, job information and history. All information obtained from the three above-mentioned web communities.

Additionally, search terms appear as LocalBlox uses to browse the email addresses collected through Facebook's search engine. This to extract profile pictures, current job title, and family information. Facebook closed this solution in the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytica disclosure.

authorarticle: Master3395

image: 

sources: ZDNet, GeekWire

keywords: facebook, linkedin, privacy, twitter

Previous Article
Next Article

Sponsored Ads:

Discord

Page 1 of 541  >  >>

Apple and several other major Twitter accounts hacked: asked for bitcoin

twitter.webp

Jul 16, 2020 | Category: IT | Comments

Twitter corrected after a few minutes.

read more…

Important Windows 10 update released

update.jpg

Jul 15, 2020 | Category: Microsoft | Comments

Lots of important security updates - fix screen errors with games.

Microsoft has released a brand new update to the latest version of Windows 10 2004.

read more…

REVEALED: iPhone 12 batteries leaked

apple.webp

Jul 14, 2020 | Category: Apple | Comments

But can this not be true?

Apple has done it before, ie launched new models with less mAh.

read more…

Page 1 of 541  >  >>