New HUGE 48M User Data Leak: Cambridge Analytica Sibling Has Been Stealing Your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Info for 8 Years!

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Data from 48 million users was scraped without our consent or knowledge, and it reminds the scandal with Cambridge Analytica, Forbes reports.

Read the details about the data leak on Nexter.org.

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Cambridge Analytica style

You’re familiar with such companies as Cambridge Analytica, the firm that took 87 million. Data firm LocalBlox does the same. You probably have never heard of this company, but it managed to build 48 million personal profiles, using data from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Zillow without our permission.

Since 2010 (when the company was founded), the firm collected data from accessible sources, like most popular social networks – Facebook or Twitter. To make it worse, this year, the company left a store without any passwords, letting anyone download it. Anyone.

The store titled “lbdumps” had almost 1.2 terabytes of 48 million users’ data, taken from website profiles. After a while, the leak was found by Chris Vickery, director of cyber risk research at UpGuard. Fortunately, Vickery disclosed the leak to Localblox’s chief officer Ashfaq Rahman.

Also, Facebook Inc. is under firestorm after the bombshell report that data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica that helped Donald Trump win the presidency had used information from 87 million of Facebook users without their permission.

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New HUGE 48M User Data Leak: Cambridge Analytica Sibling Has Been Stealing Your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Info for 8 Years!
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New HUGE 48M User Data Leak: Cambridge Analytica Sibling Has Been Stealing Your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Info for 8 Years!
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Data from 48 million users was scraped without our consent or knowledge, and it reminds the scandal with Cambridge Analytica, Forbes reports.
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