Facebook downplays the data leak, linkedin appears to be targeted in a similar attack, and Discord and Slack are being used to spread remote access trojans! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.
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Facebook:
https://threatpost.com/facebook-stolen-data-scraped/165285/
https://about.fb.com/news/2021/04/facts-on-news-reports-about-facebook-data/
https://www.vice.com/en/article/88awzp/facebook-says-its-your-fault-that-hackers-got-half-a-billion-user-phone-numbers
https://twitter.com/intidc/status/1379498790844039177
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/7/22372707/facebook-responds-533-million-data-leak-notify-users
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/have-i-been-pwned-adds-search-for-leaked-facebook-phone-numbers/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-data-leak-now-under-eu-data-regulator-investigation/
https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj8dj5/facebook-phone-number-data-breach-telegram-bot

LinkedIn:
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/8/22374464/linkedin-data-leak-500-million-accounts-scraped-microsoft
https://news.linkedin.com/2021/april/an-update-from-linkedin
https://threatpost.com/data-500m-linkedin-users-online/165329/
https://www.slashgear.com/hackers-offer-to-sell-information-from-500-million-linkedin-user-accounts-09667691/
https://cybernews.com/personal-data-leak-check/

Discord and Slack:
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2021/04/collab-app-abuse.html
https://threatpost.com/discord-stealing-malware-npm-packages/163265/
https://threatpost.com/attackers-discord-slack-malware/165295/
https://www.cyberscoop.com/hackers-discord-slack-file-sharing-malware/

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