Of the 530 million Facebook users whose personal data has been hacked and recently disclosed, 188,200 are affected in Luxembourg. The information disclosed is mobile phone numbers, Facebook ID, surname, first name, sex, city, marital status, date of creation of the account and sometimes even email address. According to the list that The essential was able to procure, there are almost half of the deputies, some ministers, and in particular the Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel.
“When we heard the news, we were not so worried,” said the spokesperson for the Prime Minister. The information shared on Facebook is thus largely limited to public information. Therefore, there was no need to change the way the Ministry of State interacts with this platform ”.
Other personalities on the list include actress Sophie Mousel, cyclist Frank Schleck, reality show candidate Dylan Thiry. Mike Clark, a director of the social network, said the data came from a leak that dates back to 2019 and has “been resolved” since. Despite everything, the Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL) recommends being wary of questionable text messages or calls, possibly changing your phone number if it has been associated with an anonymous account and activating double authentication.
(Marion Mellinger / The essential)
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