Were Facebook and WhatsApp hacked last week?
According to the data privacy website, a user of a known hacker forum posted an announcement claiming to possess the personal data of more than 1.5 billion Facebook users.
The information was up for sale.
One prospective buyer claimed to have been quoted £3,700 for the data of a millionuser accounts.
The data allegedly included users’ name, email, location, gender, phone number and user ID.
The allegations emerged coincidently with theit owns – and – although there is nothing to suggest the two are linked.
All three platforms, which are owned bywere forced to confirm on rival service that they were working to .