April 5, 2021 | 5:50 PM GMT+0800 Last Edit: April 6, 2021
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is currently validating information that says 879,699 Facebook accounts of Filipino netizens allegedly are compromised as part of the large-scale breach affecting 533 million global users in the social media platform.
Initial information shows that the data leaked includes phone numbers, full names, location, e-mail addresses, and biographical information of users across various countries.
The NPC immediately reached out to Facebook’s Philippine Data Privacy Officer to gather more information on the matter.
As we await more answers, we highly encourage Facebook users to be more cautious online. We reiterate the need for the regular changing of passwords and the activation of two-step authentication of accounts to safeguard their personal information.
We assure the public that the NPC is on top of this matter.