Institution officials took action after the news that “the data of 533 million users on Facebook was shared free of charge on a hacker platform”
Requesting information from Facebook officials on the issue, BTK sent an official letter on April 4, demanding that the information on Turkish citizens affected by the situation and the measures taken be notified as soon as possible.
In the news of the “Business Insider” website, it was alleged that the phone numbers and personal data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries were shared online free of charge on a hacker platform.
Security experts warned that the data could be fraudulently used by hackers.
“Use a hard-to-guess password”
Warning against phishing attacks, Sayan said that it is important to be cautious about the links in the e-mails or telephone numbers in the messages, and the harmful content in the e-mail after data breaches.
Underlining that difficult to guess passwords should be used, Sayan warned that the date of birth, the names of close people, the last digit of the phone, consecutive numbers, and consecutive keys on the keyboard should not be used in passwords.
Emphasizing that it is important not to prefer similar or identical passwords in different social media, Sayan said:
“In this way, if there is a security breach on a platform, your other accounts will not be affected. Do not subscribe to social media platforms with corporate e-mail addresses. Activate two-step verification. Many channels also have an SMS option, so even if your password is compromised, your account will be safe.