Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Found on BBC News on Friday, 02 November 2018
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The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be sceptical about that figure.

The breach first came to light in September, when a post from a user nicknamed FBSaler appeared on an English-language internet forum.

The embattled network has had a terrible year for data security and questions will be asked about whether it is proactive enough in responding to situations like this that affect large numbers of people.

It doesn't really make much of a difference if some Russians sell your private data, or if Facebook does it.