Someone has a database full of Facebook users’ phone numbers and is selling them using a Telegram bot, according to a report by Motherboard.
The security researcher who found this vulnerability, Alon Gal, says that the person who runs the bot claims to have the information of 533 million users, which came from a vulnerability in Facebook security that was fixed in 2019
With many databases, a large amount of technical skill is required to find any useful data
There often has to be an interaction between the person with the database and the person trying to get information out of it, as the database’s “owner” isn’t going to just give someone else all that valuable data, so making a Telegram bot solves both of these issues
A bot is a software application that runs automated tasks over the Internet and can give the impression of a human