- The personal data of more than 1.5 billion Facebook users was placed on a hacker forum as up for sale, TechRepublic reports. The personal data was publicly available information scraped from more than half of Facebook users worldwide and put on the online forum, though it has since been removed. While one prospective buyer claimed they paid the seller but never received the data, the scraped data appears to be legitimate.
- According to ZDNet, Brazil's data protection authority, the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados, is investigating a data leak from Pix, the country's instant payment system. The state-operated bank reported that personal information of more than 395,000 non-customers, including cell phone numbers, was exposed, though sensitive data such as banking information was not.
- The number of data breaches in 2021 has already surpassed the amount of breaches in 2020, InfoSecurity Magazine reports. The Identity Theft Resource Center calculated 1291 data breaches so far in 2021 after releasing Q3 numbers, compared to 1108 in all of 2020.
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