Facebook on Tuesday said an as of late detailed information release influencing possibly 530 million clients originated from an abuse of a component in 2019 and that the company had stopped the opening in the wake of distinguishing the problem at that point.

Business Insider announced a week ago that telephone numbers and different subtleties from client profiles were accessible in a public information base. Facebook said “malicious actors” had gotten the information preceding September 2019 by “scratching” profiles utilizing a weakness in the social media administration’s apparatus to synchronize contacts.

The company said it recognized the issue at that point and changed the device.

“Because of the move we made, we are certain that the particular issue that permitted them to scratch this information in 2019 does not exist anymore,” Facebook said in a blog entry.