The phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, relationship statuses, and locations of 533 million Facebook users in 106 countries have been exposed in a data breach. Facebook claims this data is from an old breach that took place in 2019, but the information has now been published for free in a hacking forum, making it widely available.

Data Science Institute (DSI) associate research scholar Susan McGregor and Steven Bellovin, Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science, spoke with La Voz de América | Voice of America about the impact of the situation.

McGregor and Bellovin serve on DSI’s Cybersecurity Committee.

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