Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Selling Stolen Identities

A Facebook spokesperson revealed last Tuesday that they have removed a number of accounts that advertised and sold stolen identity information such as social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and even credit card numbers.

However, it was reported that there were still a few such public Facebook pages still searchable on Google.

A report on Motherboard also says that Facebook has had stolen identity information for years, with some dating back to 2014.  

It was also reported that Facebook had taken down around 120 closed discussion groups where illicit activities were being promoted.


Source: Reuters

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