Apple, Facebook May Have Given Private User Info to Hackers, Report Says

The info reportedly given to hackers included user addresses and phone numbers.
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Apple and Facebook parent company Meta may have handed over private customer information including addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses last year in response to hackers who presented forged legal documents, a report says.The data was given to hackers pretending to be law enforcement, who used faked emergency data requests in mid-2021, Bloomberg reported Wednesday citing three unnamed sources.While not specifically stating whether they handed over user data, Apple and Meta both pointed to their processes for dealing with emergency government requests.”We …