Just In: Data Of 1.5 Billion Facebook Users On Sale At Hacker Forum

 

According to report by Facebook, that over 1 billion Facebook users are right now up for sale in Hackers forum.

In a statement released by the management, it reads;

“One prospective buyer has allegedly been quoted at $5,000 per 1 million Facebook accounts.“This would value the entire set of Facebook user data at $7.5 million.

“In a subsequent post, the seller alleges to represented a large company that works to scrape Facebook for data”.

If you are a user on these platform, you most have noticed that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline Monday evening, October 4, Nigerian time.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products.

“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”, Facebook said on Twitter.

Instagram also issued an apology:

“Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it!”

WhatsApp apologized to it users just like Facebook did;

“We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.

“Thanks for your patience!”.