June 21, 2019 Breaches, Govt, Youth & Schools
Thomas Brewster reports:
Investigators at the FBI and the DHS have failed to conceal minor victims’ identities in court documents where they disclosed a combination of teenagers’ initials and their Facebook identifying numbers—a unique code linked to Facebook accounts. Forbes discovered it was possible to quickly find their real names and other personal information by simply entering the ID number after “facebook.com/”, which led to the minors’ accounts.
In two cases unsealed this month, multiple identities were easily retrievable by simply copying and pasting the Facebook IDs from the court filings into the Web address.
Read more on Forbes.
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