Facebook: UpGuard found 540 million user data on a public server
Again Facebook is in great controversy, and again it has to do with cybersecurity. A company specialized in cybersecurity found 540 million social network user data stored on a public Amazon server, This means that Facebook treats user data irresponsibly. And not only is that, that public server was alien to Facebook, join us to know all the data.
UpGuard found two third-party databases with 146 GB of Facebook data information
According to cybersecurity experts, they came across two non-Facebook application developer databases with millions of Facebook user data. The first database had 146 GB of information, which ranged from full name, activity log, comments, reactions, and unique user indicators. That in total they gave 540 million, and 22,000 unencrypted passwords, these databases belonged to the “At the pool” application that stopped working since 2014, but the data that had been collected could be seen until recently (the information has already been eliminated). Then we leave you with the words that Facebook gave.
Facebook policies prohibit storing Facebook information in a public database. Once alerted to the problem, we work with Amazon to remove the databases. We are committed to working with the developers on our platform to protect people’s data
Why is it a risk? as many people use the same password on multiple sites. As they say the company behind all this is a Mexican company based in Mexico City (Collective Culture). Facebook must be more careful because it is not the first time something similar has happened, but if they want to be a safe site again they need to completely change the privacy of their platform.
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