Technician Dave Walker discovered Mark Zuckerberg’s name and details in the data leak, then searched Signal to find an account associated with the same leaked phone number.Details from more than 500 million Facebook users were found available on a hacker website last week, including: That which is believed to belong to Zuckerberg.
According to the “Daily Mail” newspaper, if the Zuckerberg account is already, it will not be the first time that the CEO of Facebook has created a profile on a competing platform, having tried Twitter and Google+ in the past.
Walker said that the account associated with Zuckerberg’s phone number was closed on Monday, a few days after it was first discovered, and it is believed that the information in the hacker forum, which shows Zuckerberg’s phone number, dates back several years.
“This is old data that was previously reported in 2019,” Menlo Park, California, said in a statement, adding, “We discovered this issue and fixed it in August 2019.”
Finding a Mark Zuckerberg account on a major WhatsApp competitor could be embarrassing for Facebook, as the company has been hit by a major privacy backlash that has resulted in millions of users leaving Signal and Telegram.
The numbers indicate that Signal acquired 7.5 million new users in the first three weeks of the year, and Telegram 25 million, after WhatsApp alerted users to a change in terms and conditions, and told them that they should accept it or leave the service.
While the change was originally scheduled to start from February 8th, WhatsApp has postponed it to May 15, hoping to stick with its users, and Facebook has not confirmed whether the Signal account actually belongs to Mark Zuckerberg, or even if it is The leaked phone number is already his.