Personal data of 257 thousand Facebook users, including private messages of 81 thousand users, are available online since early September, and were allegedly distributed by Russian hackers, reports from the BBC’s service in Russian.
The data on the online forum was released by hackers claiming they have access to personal data of 120 million user accounts, offering for 10 cents a sale of one profile, the BBC reports.
The BBC claims it has contacted five users from Moscow, Belgorod and Perm, who have confirmed that correspondence is available online on their private messages from Facebook.
An analysis carried out by British Cyber Security Company Digital Shadows has found 12 thousand of 257 thousand users in Russia, and 47 thousand users who say they are from Ukraine.
A Russian-made investigation shows that the platform on which data appeared or was created to appear on it is shown by a BBC investigation. It is linked to the IP address in St. Petersburg, the BBC claims.