Hannibal claimed to breach the facebook data and published 30 million facebook account credentials but facebook has denied his claim
A hacker, Hannibal has published more than 30 million email and Facebook account credentials that belong to users from Saudi Arabia and other countries. This news gave him a lot of attention in news and cyber world.
But facebook has denied this databreach. A website, DataBreaches investigated the hacker’s claims and obtained a response from Facebook.
“This does not represent a hack of Facebook or anyone’s Facebook profiles. We have spent time investigating the information and have determined fewer than a third of the credentials were valid and almost half weren’t associated with Facebook accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson responded.
“Beyond our engineering teams that build tools to block malicious activity, we also have a dedicated enforcement team that seeks to identify those responsible for threats and works with our legal team to ensure appropriate consequences follow,” the representative added.
Spokesperson claimed that social network has a robust mechanism to check the login for malicious mechanism to make the account safe even if the passeword is correct during login.
Hannibal did not respond to an e-mail request sent by databreaches site last night inviting him o respond to Facebook’s denial or to provide proof that Facebook was actually hacked.